Some pastors live within walking distance of their church, while others have to drive a few miles. Still others live in different cities and counties. But most pastors - especially in Liberty County - live in the same state.
"Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine." (1 Timothy 5:17)
Haven't we all lost a relationship during our lives? What does it take to find the one we lost?
It is nearly fall and members of the Midway United Methodist Church are excited. They are preparing for their homecoming/fall revival.
Judson L. Maxwell, pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Hinesville, came to this area while serving in the military, and decided to remain after retirement.
When I was a boy of 10, I never thought a major lesson of my childhood would be showing up. Showing up today seems to be a more and more rare behavior.
This retired federal government employee had a career of helping people. However, she did not realize one day she would be placed in an even greater position to help others.
Urgency - requiring immediate attention - I recently shared with our family at Bethesda Church that I believe there is a real need for a renewed sense of urgency in the body of Christ. During this past month, I have traveled nearly 5,000 miles. I have had numerous opportunities to observe, communicate with and worship with other Christians. I have talked with pastors and other Christian leaders about where the body of Christ at large is during this span of time.
Christians have always had a high work ethic. The annual celebration of Labor Day, the first Monday of September each year, reflects this. Hard work can raise our standard of living and provide the necessities of life.
It took several years, but Fleming Baptist Church has undergone extensive remodeling and the congregation is excited about it.
So many times we hear about teamwork and partnership.
It has been five years and they are ready for a celebration.
Love. What do we know about this powerful word?
"God has dropped us into a little piece of heaven," the new pastor of the Midway United Methodist Church the Rev. Douglas J. Walker said. "Members have welcomed us with open arms."
Apostle Wilhelmenia Brown yielded to the call of God into the ministry in 1985. A native of Savannah, she came to Liberty County with her military spouse. Sixteen years ago, she began a church here.
As I looked out of my office window one day this week, I saw the rain coming down and my first response was, "Today is going to be a miserable day."
Last Saturday, I did some pretty significant yard work at my home. One of the "tools" that I used throughout the day was my wheelbarrow. I moved rocks and dirt and also transplanted some bushes and flowers to other places in the yard.
Death is a part of life. The writer of Hebrews recorded, "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27).
The 40-day Lent season begins Ash Wednesday, which is this Wednesday, and leads up to Easter. During this period, Sundays are not counted because they commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This time of year, we see temperatures fluctuating quite a bit.
Go into any bookstore and ask to be directed to the "self-help aisle," and you will find yourself surrounded by books entitled "(Fill-in-the-blank) for Dummies."
When it comes to man's salvation, God has the only plan that will work.
There was a farmer who had a pig. He loved this pig and decided to give the pig a better life.
In Galatians 6:7 is found one of the key principles in Scripture - that of sowing and reaping.
When I wrote this, early in the week, the forecast was, once again, winter weather.
Every February, love becomes the topic for a few weeks. There is nothing wrong with that idea, though it should be the topic of discussion all the time.
During this past weekend, an estimated 111 million people watched the Super Bowl, a game to decide the National Football League championship.
Leave it to a mother's wisdom. Mine said the same thing that yours said: "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything."
A common statement made by many is, "It really does not matter what you believe as long as you are sincere in your beliefs." Others tell us that "everyone is going to heaven, so it really does not matter what belief you have."
"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him." - 2 Thessalonians 2:1