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Find the difference Easter can make for you

Easter weekend is upon us and for some this is just a secular holiday; time to have fun, be off work, and be with the family.

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


The most important day of the year

Tomorrow, in churches all around the world, Christians will celebrate the most important day of the year. We will celebrate Easter. We will celebrate Resurrection Sunday! We will sing songs, and read Scripture, and pray, and give honor to the One who was raised from the dead some 2000 years ago.

April 06, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Happy Resurrection Day

Today we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Easter is a very wonderful time of rejoicing for Christians because the death, burial and resurrection of Christ Jesus are fundamental beliefs. The very fact the Christ died as a ransom for our sins gives us reason to reflect and rejoice during this season. However, when we remember that God raised Him from the dead so that we could be saved, we should explode with joy and be exceedingly glad.

April 05, 2010 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Women's retreat chance for praise, fellowship

The idea of getting away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life is always exciting. But spending a few days on St. Simons Island for a Christian retreat is both exciting and inspirational.

April 05, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Thoughts inspired by Palm Sunday

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday. Just to remind you, Palm Sunday celebrates the day that Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem to great fanfare and a wonderful reception. The people lined the streets to welcome the Lord. They threw their coats and palm branches on the ground before Him, providing a sort of "red carpet" for His entrance.

March 30, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Will you be shielded from the fire?

The other day I was raking my yard and was burning the debris in my usual burn pile. My little granddaughter, who is about a year and a half old, went running towards the fire. I think she was just amazed at the colorful sight and never really got that close. As I watched I noticed her four year old brother coming out of nowhere, standing between her and the fire with his arms open telling her to stay back. For you that are freaking out about now, I was standing close enough to intervene if necessary.

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


Second part of a look at marriage

To help us in fulfilling your responsibilities as man and wife God has given rules to live by. "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing ...

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


Project Reach GANG releasing CD

The young men and women of the Project Reach GANG (God's Anointed Now Generation) have a lot to be excited about.

March 29, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Better answer the door

How many times has this happened to you: Someone knocks on your door, you see who it is, but before you let your guest in, you try to clean up a bit?

March 29, 2010 | By Dr. D.S. 'Drew' Andrews Columnist | Faith


Easter in Richmond Hill park

Looking for something to do in Richmond Hill over the Easter Weekend? You might want to consider the tried and true Easter Extravaganza on April 3 at J.F. Gregory Park.

March 29, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Special to the Courier | Faith


Drama relives Christ's last days

A cast of 80 will present the musical drama "A Sacrifice of Glory" at two performances at Hinesville's First Baptist Church this weekend.

March 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Commit to putting God first in your life

Is your life too busy? I would imagine that a number of readers would immediately say, "Yes, no doubt." We certainly have a way of filling up the hours in every day, do we not? I recently finished reading a book entitled "Simple Life."

March 22, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler Special to the Courier | Faith


Celebrate true meaning of Easter

What do you think of when you think of Easter? We need to understand that there is a secular celebration as well as a spiritual one. I don't think there is a problem with celebrating both as long as we don't somehow mingle them together. On the secular side we have the Easter bunny, coloring and finding eggs,special decorations and of course candy. On the spiritual side there is of course the celebration of our risen Savior Jesus Christ with special services and events that day and the preceeding week. What we need to understand is that ...

March 22, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane Special to the Courier | Faith


A look at marriage

Marriage is a blessing given to mankind by God. "And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for ...

March 22, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Special to the Courier | Faith


Hearts on a mission

Dr. Joseph Rayman and Dr. Peggy Rayman, a husband-and-wife team, are passionate about their mission. The couple says they are inspired by the scripture of Matthew 28:19 to take the Gospel into African countries and train others to spread the word.

March 22, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Come to life spiritually through Jesus

There is a TV show called "The Walking Dead" that is popular among many. It is about people who die from a virus but come back to life changed individuals - but not for the good of humanity.

November 22, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Share your burdens with the Lord

They are having snow up north.

November 21, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You have to choose for yourself -- part 1

Most religious people believe that God loves everyone and wants all to be saved. Yet some fail to understand that he created man to have his own will so he can determine what to do or not do.

November 20, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Live Oak will take service to the streets

It certainly will not be church as usual.

November 18, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Continue to trust in God, fight for faith

In our recent election between the Democrats and Republicans, the Republicans seized control over the Senate by winning an additional seven seats.

November 17, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Larry S. Murray | Faith


God creates the wonder in everything

I have a new computer. It is a laptop and literally is the size of the leather binder I carry in my book satchel. It is only a pound or so in weight.

November 14, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Chose God over things of this world

When Elijah the prophet called for Ahab to gather all Israel to Mount Carmel, he started his address with the following words: "How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him. But if Baal, then follow him" (1 Kings 18:21).

November 13, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Count your blessings, thank the Lord

When I was growing up in the church, we used to quite often sing a song called, "Count Your Blessings." It goes something like this: "Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done."

November 13, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God may be looking for some Abrahams

One definition of legacy is something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past, according to Webster's Dictionary.

November 12, 2014 | Pastor Tommie Crutchfield Columnist | Faith


Live life with a pure heart

We live in a world that is fueled by agendas. Man, by nature, tends to look out for himself. Occasionally, (it is one of the rarest occurrences) you come across a person who's only true agenda is the success and betterment of those to whom he or she is related. There is a person who is never quite understood. There is a person who is often rejected on the basis of trust. A pure heart often leads the bearer to be alone, even among thousands.

November 03, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Our unchanging God will be faithful

It just amazes me how the stock market operates. It changes at the drop of a hat. Investors react both positively and negatively when a particular news story breaks.

November 01, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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