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Bless your persecutors

To say that we live in a country that is divided on many issues would be an understatement. We have gotten to the point that individual states are defined as either blue or red and most of us know what that means.

August 17, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Don't misunderstand God

Some misunderstand God's promise of eternal life. They of think they can do what they want in the name of religion and it will be acceptable to God.

August 17, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Consider providing spiritual help for those less fortunate

The presence of the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi has been woven into the fabric of who we are as Liberty County. The 3rd Infantry Division is often the first major fighting force sent into areas where our country is either trying to preserve our own liberty or helping other countries achieve theirs.

August 15, 2011 | Dr. Peggy Rayman | Faith


Winning souls for the kingdom of God

Long County has a new church and a pastor who is eager to become a part of the community.

August 15, 2011 | Edith Anderson Coastal Courier correspondent | Faith


Consider others before disobeying

Romans 6:23 tells us that the wage of sin is death, meaning eternal separation from God. The only way to prevent this from happening is to become a follower of Jesus Christ, allowing him to forgive us from our sins. After accepting Christ, we become free from the power of sin, which means that willful sin doesn't have to be a way of life.

August 08, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


You should not run from God

In the Bible, there is an account of a man named Jonah who tried to run from God. He was to go to the city of Nineveh and "cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me" (Jonah 1:1).

August 08, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Get to know the power of God

The language of blessing is used today with little to no understanding of its nature or cost.

August 08, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


Couple celebrates life in religion

A weeklong celebration for the leaders of Faith Temple Holiness Church concludes today. Bishop Corth Nelson Sr., who was ordained as a bishop in 2007, is the founder and presiding prelate bishop over Faith Temple Holiness Church Ministry in Liberty and Long counties. His wife, Pastor Geraldine Nelson, is the co-founder and general mother/pastor.

August 08, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God is faithful toward us

Mankind has become so unfaithful and uncommitted. Men and women have little regard for faithfulness when it comes to the bonds of marriage. Their relationships lack commitment. There was a time when a man's word meant something; a man's word was his bond.

August 08, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


Former resident now youth pastor in Florida

Joseph Michael Yarbrough was elected student pastor of teenage, youth and young adults at First Baptist Church Arcadia in Arcadia, Fla., according to its pastor, the Rev. Richard Englert Jr.

August 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Support youth in their education

It's that time of the year. Vacation is over, and it's time to return to school.

August 02, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God says let love abide

Show love one to another through deeds and not through words but with actions and in truth.

August 01, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


Concept of good, evil is very real

"Woe unto those who call good evil and evil good." I saw those words posted on Facebook recently. Yes, I have a Facebook page, but that is a story for another day.

August 01, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Get to know the power of God

Paul wrote that the gospel is the "power of God unto salvation." The gospel message is the "key" to man's salvation.

August 01, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Spirit of the Good Samaritan

Last Monday, I received a call from a gentleman that had just moved into the area. Where he got my cell number I don't know, but he was concerned about a gentlemen he had seen at the side of the road.

August 01, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Notre Dame case raises question of who decides if a law restricts religious practice

Nearly a year after the Supreme Court ruled that a privately held corporation can, on religious grounds, refuse to provide contraceptive health insurance coverage for its employees, the issue of religious exemptions to the Affordable Care Act's mandates may again be headed for the nation's top court.

May 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


James shares wisdom on gathering things, wealth

A man was a regular diner at a restaurant, and the owner always did his best to please him. One day, the diner complained that he received only one piece of bread with his meal, so the waiter promptly brought him four slices.

May 26, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


Gospel music touched B.B. King and many other stars

Blues guitar legend B.B. King, who died earlier this month at his Las Vegas home, wasn't the only popular musician whose work started with, or was influenced by, gospel music. Artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Elvis to Paul Simon and Katy Perry have been touched by a musical angel, too.

May 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Jesus wants to help your testimony

Each of us is living out a legacy, something to be remembered for.

May 23, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


ValueSpeak: 'The forget-me-nots of the angels' on Memorial Day

It would be stretching things to suggest Memorial Day was Dad’s favorite holiday.

May 23, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Remember the One who gave us life

We are approaching Memorial Day weekend, and it is sneaking up on many of us. It is a bit of a quirk that Memorial Day does not follow the last Sunday of May this year. Nevertheless, we pause this weekend to remember.

May 22, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


President Obama to attend 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday evening

President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Muslim refugees risk life to flee Burma's persecution

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are victims of religious persecution.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Technology for religion: good or bad?

"The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it's 'have I retained them?'"

May 22, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Learn from past, let God lead you

As I've written before, 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" (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.

May 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Skydiving grandmas? You'll want to hear their wise words



Grandmothers have lived quite a life being kids, teens, adults and raising children from birth to adulthood. Naturally, they may be willing to take more risks, but they also have wisdom to pass along.

May 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Let grace of God be your destination

"The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us." Billy Graham said this best.

May 19, 2015 | By Anita L. Scurry Columnist | Faith


Pope Francis' Philly upcoming visit has homeowners renting rooms

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States in September — his first as pontiff — is maxing out available lodging in Philadelphia, where he is due to celebrate an outdoor Mass attended by between 1.5 million and 2 million people.

May 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Dying father gets early father-daughter wedding dance with his girls



Learning of a terminal diagnosis causes us to pause and focus on things that really matter in life. If you're a parent, you realize all the "firsts" you will miss in the life of your child — dates, school dances, graduations and weddings.

May 18, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


About half of atheist kids find religion later in life, report shows

The Pew Research Center released a report earlier this week that looked at the religious landscape of the United States.

May 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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