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The Lord has a plan, purpose for all stages of life

There can be no denying this one fact: I'm getting older. If the mirror doesn't remind me, there are always those feeble attempts at running. I feel like Fred Flinstone's car. In my mind things are moving, but I'm getting nowhere. There was the time when I could run all day long, barely breathing hard. But that day is long gone.

May 03, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


God has answers to life's questions

Man, it seems, has always had questions about something since the beginning of time. Some have sailed the oceans to search for new lands just to answer the question, "What is out there?" Others have searched the world over to find the answer to the questions of life.

May 03, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Those with titles have responsibilities

The other evening I was helping my wife with a drama performance that she instructs for our local community education department. As the kids were getting ready for their pre-performance practice, one of the kids started talking to me about a performance of "Charlie Brown" that is using our church facility this weekend. He went on to make a statement and question that I had never been presented with.

May 03, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


First Baptist has much to celebrate

"First Baptist Church is a loving, caring family of faith. Changing lives is what Jesus is all about and changing lives is what First Baptist is all about," said Dr. Charles Owens, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hinesville.

May 03, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


I trust the power of Jesus the Christ

I am excited about the power of the word of God.

May 03, 2010 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Keep God's word fresh, consistent

Not long ago I was telling one of my sons about a trip I took the summer I turned 16 years old. I was telling it as if he already knew the basic facts, and I was filling in some details. But then he said something that surprised me.

April 27, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


One thing must never change: Lord's message

God's word must be presented as He has delivered it to man without change. Notice the following passages; "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you" (Deut. 4:2), "Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar (Prov. 30:6), "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall ...

April 27, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Everyone still has lessons to learn

The other day I took two of my grandsons fishing at our community dock. They have been after me to take them for months and a time finally opened for me to fulfill one of my many duties. I had some frozen shrimp that I had caught with a castnet last fall and we headed to the water.

April 27, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Veteran pastor leads church in interim

Dr. Douglas Holden is certainly no novice to the ministry. He has served in the ministry and as a pastor for more than 50 years. Currently, he is serving as the interim pastor at Allenhurst Presbyterian Church.

April 26, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Stand for something greater than yourself

The Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ was founded in 1919 in Columbus, Ohio, by the late Bishop R.C. Lawson. His teachings still hold true today. He penned the following:

April 26, 2010 | By Bishop John Lockett Special to the Courier | Faith


Just thinking of Heaven, part 2

The Hebrew writer spoke of heaven as entering into a rest. "Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest … There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own ...

April 19, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Transforming your life isn't meant to be easy

A group in our church recently finished a course on money management. We watched video clips of Dave Ramsey, read his book, and completed homework assignments each week.

April 19, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Conference on how churches work, help congregations

Members of the Alliance of Administrators are busy preparing for their annual conference on April 23-24.

April 19, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Whatever the weather, God will be there

The other morning as I was driving through Richmond Hill, I noticed a pleasant sight to my left; it was what I can refer to as not Savannah's famous "waving girl" but Richmond Hill's own "waving man."

April 19, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Pastor to be installed at Trinity Saturday

Trinity Missionary Baptist Temple will have an installation service for Dr. Lucile W. Smiley as pastor at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

April 16, 2010 | Staff report | Faith


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Follow the light to salvation

In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.

December 20, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Give God the gift of you this holiday

Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.

December 19, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Live your life like Christ all the time -- part 1

During this time of year, many people begin to think about Christ. More attention is given to trying to live as he lived - helping others, giving of himself to others.

December 18, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Dealing with gifts of lives' difficulties

We did it - we have finally reached the last month of the year.

December 16, 2014 | By Rev. Ashley Morris Columnist | Faith


Do you know where you are going?

The other day, I glanced up at a sign at a business that read, "We all go somewhere, make sure you get there."

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


Don't settle for less with the Lord

The day after Thanksgiving, we began our Christmas decorating. It always is my job to get everything down from the attic, put the tree up and put lights on it. My wife does most of the rest. I put a few decorations near the top, including "the topper." Any outside decorations usually are my responsibilities, too.

December 12, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek the crown, preach the gospel -- part 2

Last week, we began studying about the crown God offers to all and how to achieve the goal of receiving the crown.

December 11, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Ludowici deacon honored at convention

Deacon Lamar Tillman was recognized as layman of the year during the 114th annual session of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia Inc. on Nov. 12 in Atlanta.

December 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Creation reveals God's existence

All mankind has to do is to look at God's creation and conclude from it that God exists.

December 06, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Life can be ultimate carnival ride

If you are a fan either of the Bulldogs or the Yellow Jackets, you rode that coaster hard last Saturday. In all of my years of watching football (or any other sport), I do not remember a time when a game has swung back and forth like that. Even a basketball game with a one-point difference doesn't feel like that.

December 05, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek the crown, preach the gospel -- part 1

This command was given by our Lord prior to his ascension back into heaven. "And he said unto them, 'Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned'" (Mark 16:15-16). No matter who or what the individual may be - king or beggar, rich or poor, educated or illiterate - the message of the Gospel is for all. It is by this message that man can learn what to do to obtain the grace God offers to all.

December 04, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Step up and join God's dream team

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." - 1 Peter 2:9

December 02, 2014 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


Mayor's Thanksgiving service promotes unity

United under the theme "One voice, one community," the 12th annual Mayor's Service of Songs, Prayer and Thanksgiving took place Nov. 23 at the Fort Stewart Main Post Chapel.

December 01, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Faith


Give thanks for God's goodness

Psalm 107:1 tells us to "Give Thanks to the Lord, for he is good..." During this Thanksgiving season, we have much to be thankful for as a result of the goodness of God.

November 29, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be thankful each day for God's blessings

Thursday was Thanksgiving Day. For the first time in a few years, my wife and I will be celebrating at home. We have family coming in for dinner, and we are looking forward to a good day.

November 28, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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