Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope" (Rom. 15:4). There is much to be learned by the mistakes of others. Seeing what others have done and the consequences of their actions ought to lead us to want to be as faithful as possible to God.
It is really rather fascinating, some of the things I have been asked through the years. One question I have heard more than once: "Preacher, where in the Bible does it say, 'God helps those who help themselves?'"
Gumbranch Baptist Church Pastor David Daus said his flock believes that by reaching out to their neighbors in need, they are being obedient to God's word as revealed in Scripture.
Elim Baptist Church in Ludowici is growing and there's a new pastor on board.
Choose, on this day, who you will serve. Choose to become who God is through Jesus Christ. Many are called but few are chosen. God has lain before man life, death, blessings and curses. It is our choice to listen to and obey God's word. We choose to be chosen through our obedience and willingness to do what the Father tells us to do.
When I went to the bank the other day I was joking with the teller, who I have known for several years, that there were only 356 days until Christmas.
Mom always said, "Think before you speak." Dad used to say, "Son, you don't have to say everything you think." And in spite of all of that good advice, I have said more dumb things that I care to remember.
Remember Jesus' suffering. The cross was designed as an instrument of torture. He endured physical pain, emotional grief, social humiliation and spiritual despair.
The ladies in pink and green, who proudly proclaim their heritage as members of the oldest African-American sorority, are preparing for their annual Founder's Day celebration.
God placed Adam in the Garden of Eden to tend to it, guard it and keep it. The Lord God told the man, "You may freely eat of every tree of the Garden, but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and Blessing and Calamity, you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die." - Genesis 2:15-17
A local husband and wife team are trying to teach others about the importance of ministering in lands far, far away.
A 2010 Gallup poll shows more Americans are filling church pews than did two or three years ago. Liberty County, with its myriad of churches, appears to be following this national trend even with the transient nature of its military population.
As soon as Christmas day is over, many people begin to take down the tree, the decorations and every sign of the holidays.
The term Christian is confusing to many and misused by others in today's religious world. Those in the New Testament who were called Christians were those who were disciples or followers of Christ.
Do you remember the scare of Y2K? There were those who said computers were going to shut down at the stroke of midnight Jan. 1, 2000.
March 1 is St. David’s Day. It’s a very big day in Wales.
Christina Levasheff believed medicine would keep her son well. But when doctors offered no answer for Krabbe's Leukodystrophy, the genetic disease that was destroying her toddler's brain cells, she and her husband went to their knees.
Elizabeth Stoker Bruening, a Christian ethicist and self-described “Christian socialist,” has tackled the controversy of Pope Francis’ first two years in a lengthy and unapologetically personal essay for The New Republic.
The impending execution of Georgia death-row inmate Kelly Gissendaner has an international audience. Her transformation from convicted murderer to budding theologian is inspiring blogs, outcries from religious leaders and a social media hashtag.
Beginning at sundown Wednesday Jews around the world will celebrate the holiday of Purim, commemorating their deliverance from an evil Persian civil servant who'd plotted their destruction.
Anti-Semitic attacks on Jews both here and abroad are showing some of their sharpest increases in years, two new studies indicate.
In my youthful 41 years on Earth, I've found that my present situations or problems always give the appearance of being larger than life.
What if the deejays on the radio started talking to you inside your car?
It’s Lent, it’s Friday, and you’re Catholic. What can you eat?
"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." - Matthew 26:41 (KJV)
Anyone who knows me knows that I hate cold weather.
Our church is in the middle of one of the biggest projects that we ever do - a two-weekend drama known as "Judgment House."
Have you ever had the feeling you were being lied to? Well, your instincts were probably right.
Have you ever been lied to?
When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.