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Save yourself by stop living in denial

The other day, I received an email dealing with the issues of why most churches in America are not growing. It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of churches either have stopped growing or have declined in average attendance.

June 10, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your talents to serve God

By the time you read this, vacation Bible school 2014 at First Baptist of Pembroke will be history. I'm already tired as I write, and I'm sure I will be fully exhausted by the end of the week.

June 10, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Get to heart of the matter for the Lord

Solomon wrote, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). If the heart of an individual is chained to the things of the world, then he is worldly.

June 10, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Enjoy the now as much as the future

Do you ever approach an event both excited that it is coming but also with a sense of dread? You can't wait for it to begin, but then you definitely are ready when it is over?

June 03, 2014 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Everyone has equal access to God

Before the Memorial Day observance the other day at the local city park, some locals were talking about rain, since that day's forecast had called for it. Someone jokingly stated that it was part of my responsibility to make sure that it waited to come until the event was finished since I had the connection with God, who controls the weather.

June 03, 2014 | Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


He declared ‘I am’ in the faces of unbelievers

In John 8:58, Jesus spoke to the Jews who were present when he silenced the Pharisees, telling them, "Before Abraham was, I am."

June 03, 2014 | Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Become truly free with law of God

"Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded, but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased. I would they were even cut off which trouble you. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use ...

June 02, 2014 | By Pastor Mark Fields Columnist | Faith


We all have a date with destiny

The other day, I was following a vehicle when I noticed a squirrel coming across the road in front of it.

May 28, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Remember the reason for Memorial Day

Many of you may not read this until late Monday when you return from vacation over the long weekend. Did you remember the reason for the holiday?

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


The 'I am' has been there from beginning

In John 8:58, the Lord proclaimed to his listeners and those through the ages, "Jesus said unto them, 'Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am.'"

May 28, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Making disciples who finish the task

Jesus used many analogies to describe His relationship with the church, such as "My Bride" or "My Body."

May 27, 2014 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


Jesus advises on the danger of gossip

The other day, I ran across a story about a possible huge alligator sighting in South Bryan County. The picture was posted on a community website and thought to have been taken in that community.

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


Accept the challenge of the church's calling

The end of the school year is just around the corner. Teachers and students alike are looking forward to hearing the last school bell of the final day.

May 20, 2014 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Studying the word of God is a personal journey

God, in his great wisdom, has told us to study. "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that neededth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).

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


It's time to pray for ourselves, our world

"And He cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, 'What, could ye not watch with me one hour?'" - Matthew 26:40

May 19, 2014 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


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What inspires a burqini ban?

Five French beach towns have recently banned the burqini, a modest swimwear option associated with Muslim women. Officials have cited fears about public safety to ...

August 25, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Professor's new app helps atheists debate with believers: 'Can you support your positions about God?

A philosophy professor has launched a new app seemingly aimed at helping atheists more easily communicate with believers about tough theological issues.

August 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Judge who said she wouldn't marry gays fights back against recommendation she be fired

The Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case against a judge who is fighting to keep her job after publicly stating that ...

August 24, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The Bible verse that has taken a prominent place in the Olympics

Retired Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes recently revealed the "prayer" that she typically had in her head just before entering into tough competitions — a Bible verse ...

August 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


This paralyzed bride proved doctors wrong when she walked down the aisle at her wedding

At age 17, Jaquie Goncher went from being an active teenager to being paralyzed from the neck down in an instant when she dove into ...

August 23, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


College students say they care about interfaith cooperation — are school leaders listening?

Vicky Gillon grew up in a Christian household and studied Islam during her senior year of high school. In her first 18 years, she learned ...

August 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on the 50-yard line sues

A high school football coach has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, alleging that his First Amendment rights were violated when he was fired ...

August 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Trouble doesn't last always

This morning in my devotions, I read this passage of Scripture, "Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30 ...

August 22, 2016 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


National Organization for Women president shocks radio host with response to abortion question

A Seattle-based radio host recently asked the head of the National Organization for Women a series of controversial questions about women's health and abortion.

August 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Congresswoman reveals what she believes people get wrong about faith and American politicians

A Republican congresswoman from North Carolina believes the public is often given the wrong impression about Washington, telling "The Church Boys" podcast that politicians actually ...

August 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Burqini bans put France's secularism in the spotlight

In response to recent terror attacks, some French leaders are taking a hard look at beach-appropriate fashion.

August 22, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Elderly Christian couple reportedly die just 20 minutes apart — and that's not the only shocking det

A Christian couple's six-decade love story recently came to an end with a series of events one of their sons is collectively calling a ...

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian church plans to drop thousands of Bibles over Syria via drone

A Swedish church is reportedly planning to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles over Syria — an effort that has sparked some controversy in recent ...

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Eternal life is promised to believers

We are presently in the middle of The Olympics and many of you have been watching with enthusiasm.

August 20, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Did this sheriff's controversial Facebook post about Jesus violate atheists' rights?

A Tennessee sheriff's Facebook post on Easter Sunday that proclaimed "He is risen" — a reference to the Christian belief that Jesus rose from the ...

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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