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Part 3: God wants everyone saved; won't force them

God wants everyone to be saved, but He will not force us to obey him. It is up to man to make the decision as to whether or not he will follow God's word.

September 06, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This word is for you: Listening

How many times do we read the Bible and come across a scriptural reference and we say something like, "Boy, do I know who ought to be reading this?"

September 06, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Walk with the Lord and never go astray

This weekend marks the official end of the summer. I am aware that school has been in session for a month already. High school football and softball and cross country teams are in full swing.

September 06, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Let God lead you away from depression

It goes without saying that today, as never before, we are faced with many problems and issues that weigh heavily upon us as we strive just to make it through the day. These pressures and challenges can lead to bouts of depression in even the most stable individuals.

September 06, 2010 | By Pastor John Lockett Jr. Columnist | Faith


Celebrate workers on last summer holiday

On Monday, we'll celebrate the last summer holiday. At the end of a long, hot season, workers everywhere are grateful for Labor Day - a paid holiday for most people.

September 06, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Emphasize the truth so it's not overlooked

How do you emphasize that something is important? How do you make it clear that you want the person listening to you to really listen?

August 30, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Part 2: God wants everyone to be saved

The idea that everyone will be saved is a comforting thought but is not the truth, according to God's word. As we noticed previously, God wants everyone to be saved, but He will not force us to obey him.

August 30, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Life can pass one drip at a time

When some people take a shower they sing, while others use this time to relax and get their thoughts together. And there are some who just want to get in and out and get it over with.

August 30, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Church celebrates eight years

Pastor Katrina Deason and members of Liberty Prayer Chapel in Hinesville have a lot to celebrate. After eight years, the church has seen many goals come to fruition, and Liberty Prayer Chapel is impacting the community.

August 30, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


Lord wants everyone to be saved

The Apostle Paul in his first letter to Timothy said, "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:3, 4).

August 23, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Spend time with God to show your love

The topic of love is one that is sure to draw attention. Just listen to any radio station and you will hear many songs about love – "Just an Old-Fashioned Love Song," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "What's Love Got to Do With It?" The list goes on, and on it goes.

August 23, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Putting things into proper perspective

This summer my wife and I went on a vacation that included traveling around 2,500 miles.

August 23, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


New Ludowici pastor ministers to all

Excitement is in the air at Ludowici Church of God. Friends and congregants are grateful for their new pastor, the Rev. David A. Holton.

August 23, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Forgiveness improves lives

Over the years, I have encountered many who walk around with unforgiving hearts. In fact, you would be surprised at the number of people who harbor ill feelings toward others and refuse to extend forgiveness. There are family members, friends, coworkers and even Christian brothers and sisters who avoid speaking to one another for years because of a silly incident.

August 23, 2010 | By Rev. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Missionary reaches out to world's children

Global missionary Johanna Long is visiting First Baptist Church in Hinesville this weekend and she said she's excited to share stories of her international adventures and work with the children of Central Africa.

August 23, 2010 | By John Scherer Special to the Courier | Faith


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Make Bible study a daily habit

Sometimes, habits are not good.

January 29, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


ValueSpeak: Being engaged as a parent

Nile isn’t a good speechwriter — he’s a great speechwriter.

January 28, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Pastors set goals for coming year

A new year means planning, new expectations and setting goals.

January 28, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


See why this Christian mother is giving up leggings

Veronica Patridge, a devout Christian from Oregon, is giving up on leggings.

January 28, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Thoughts, behavior can be conquered

Have you ever asked yourself, "Who would I like to become?" What people or events in life have hindered your reaching that goal? To achieve something, you have to remove all distractions that are blocking you from making progress. Fear stops most people from getting what they want - fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, of the unknown, of disappointment. Then, of course, the "what if" fears always fuel these hindrances.

January 27, 2015 | By Pastor Kendall Paige Columnist | Faith


Sikhs in America still victims of misunderstanding, prejudice, study shows

The 500,000 Sikhs who live in America are often misidentified as terrorists by fellow citizens who know little or nothing about the traditional faith, a new study revealed.

January 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Don't cheat, kids: Use NFL's 'deflategate' to discuss honesty

It's the biggest controversy since Taco Bell yanked its rolled chicken tacos from the menu. (Seriously, did you try those? They changed me.)

January 27, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Sikhs in America still victims of misunderstanding, prejudice, study shows

The 500,000 Sikhs who live in America are often misidentified as terrorists by fellow citizens who know little or nothing about the traditional faith, a new study revealed.

January 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Does Colorado baker's anti-gay marriage cake refusal rise to level of discrimination?

A Denver, Colorado, baker who told the local OutFront magazine she was "half-Jewish, half-Catholic" faces a rising controversy over her refusal to inscribe anti-gay messages on a Bible-shaped wedding cake.

January 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Not knowing what's ahead

I went to a conference last week in Florida and when traveling home on Interstate 95, I noticed some flashing lights to my left in the oncoming lanes.

January 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God can help you change for the better

I'm still getting used to my new computer. It is a Mac as opposed to a PC; those letters mean something to some of you.

January 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


ValueSpeak: Our wrestle with race

Dee was feisty.

January 22, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Religious response to postponed abortion bill vote illustrates differences across denominational lin

Congress' postponing Thursday's vote on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy has drawn the ire of conservative faith leaders.

January 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Listen to right one for eternal life

Many still believe the lie of Satan today; they fail to see that sin separates man from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). They fail to understand that when they give in to their desires to do wrong things, they - not God - are causing the problem.

January 22, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What word choices say about the State of the Union's faith connection

Finding faith in the president's annual State of the Union may be less about analyzing overall themes than listening for specific words. Religious responses to Tuesday's speech centered on the concepts and communities President Barack Obama named, and those he left out.

January 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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