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Faith will keep us marching forward

The Israelites were instructed to march once around Jericho for six days and seven times around on the seventh day. Then they were to shout and the city walls would fall. Some of the Israelites probably were questioning God in their minds and, at the same time, becoming tired and weary. I can't help but think that some may have been a little excited about what the outcome would be. Either way, they obeyed God and shouted out in faith and experienced God's miraculous intervention as they conquered Jericho. The walls fell as God had promised (Joshua 6 ...

March 21, 2011 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


Choir prepares for Easter performance

Easter is fast-approaching and it is the time of year for cantatas, plays, concerts, special programs and other Easter-related events.

March 21, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


New gender-neutral Bible draws critics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In the old translation of the world's most popular Bible, John the Evangelist declares: "If anyone says, 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar." Make that "brother or sister" in a new translation that includes more gender-neutral language and is drawing criticism from some conservatives who argue the changes can alter the theological message.

March 21, 2011 | Associated Press | Faith


Be content, thankful for what you have

In the book of 1 Timothy, we are told that if we have food and clothes, we need to be content. This idea is far from "the American dream," in which we strive to have all our wants as well as our needs met. For most of us to be satisfied we even dictate what kind of food we eat and what brand of clothes we wear.

March 14, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Spiritual growth is in His hands

It is not yet officially spring, but we can see the signs. Flowers and trees are budding. Grass is greening up. And some of us have started to plant a few things in the garden. I have planted broccoli, onions, cabbage and potatoes. To date, everything looks good, except I have yet to see any evidence of potatoes.

March 14, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek memories to bring God closer

Memories are an important part of life. Most people can remember their first ride on a bicycle, their first job or how it felt to drive for the first time with a license. There are memories of those who have passed away, stories they told, things they did.

March 14, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Church, new pastor ready for revival

St. Thomas African Methodist Episcopal Church in Walthourville is a small church, but the people have large hearts and they are ready to move forward.

March 14, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Try God's way of doing things

Proverbs 3:5 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."

March 14, 2011 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


Learn to have a better life here on Earth

How can we live a better life? Could it be that we need a better job or more money? Perhaps we need new friends?

March 09, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


No restrictions apply with God

I don't watch all of the commercials on television, but I do see some.

March 09, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Let the good book change you

I have taken a different approach to my morning devotions this year.

March 09, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Lent is a time of prayer, fasting

This week marks the beginning of the Lenten period. Lent is a 40-day span before Easter that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, which is the day before Easter. The six Sundays during this period are not counted because Sundays commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and are thought of as "mini Easters."

March 07, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The god who answers by fire -- He is God!

Elijah said to them, "I am the only one of the Lord's prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets. Get two bulls for us. Let Baal's prophets choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire - he is ...

March 07, 2011 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Faithful prepare for SE prayer, praise confab

Liberty County is preparing for the first Southeast Prayer and Praise Leadership Conference on March 19.

February 28, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Changing a region one soul at a time

"They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones. When he ...

February 28, 2011 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


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Have faith in God for peace of mind

We are living in a very chaotic world and complex times, but the "good news" is that God is still in charge.

June 29, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


French have more favorable attitudes toward Muslims post-Charlie Hebdo

The cold, January day that two Muslim shooters stormed the office of French magazine "Charlie Hebdo", killing 12 people and injuring 11, France united under the tragedy they called their 9/11.

June 28, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


We are all part of God's family

The other day, I was returning home from a trip and turned on the radio. A song that caught my attention went something like this: "Long as I got King Jesus, I don't need nobody else."

June 27, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Religious leaders ponder next steps after Supreme Court rules for same-sex marriage

As confetti and leaflets were cleared from the steps of the Supreme Court Friday after a 5-4 majority ruled in favor of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, religious groups across the ideological spectrum reacted to the decision.

June 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Use your gifts to honor God

I heard a story one time about a church that was looking for a new pastor. When asked what they were looking for, the chairman of the search committee said that they only had two main criteria. One, they did not want a pastor who had studied Greek, and two, they did not want a pastor who had ever been to the Holy Land.

June 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Keeping God in your life, part 1

As Jesus was concluding what has become known as the Sermon on the Mount, he said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" (Matthew 6:33-34). In this, we are told to put God first in our lives and not to concentrate all our beings on the physical things of this life.

June 25, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This Christian group won the right to uphold its faith standards at state universities in California

An evangelical Christian organization and the state universities in California have reached a compromise to allow the organization to uphold its faith standards for leadership positions and retain official status on state campuses.

June 24, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Walking into wholeness require's God's peace

In this season of life, there are many worldly events that have the potential of robbing us of our peace.

June 23, 2015 | By Pastor Kendall Paige Columnist | Faith


ValueSpeak: Accidental rudeness leads to a kind gesture

I’m not saying the young woman in the fancy sports car was rude when she cut me off in the fast-food restaurant’s drive-through line.

June 21, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Why you shouldn’t blame scripture for acts of terrorism

Earlier this week, H.A. Heller and Nathan J Brown wrote a piece for Foreign Affairs that explored whether or not an Islamic authority figure could put an end to Daesh (or, as its commonly known, ISIS).

June 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Supreme Court rules sign restrictions for churches are illegal

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that an Arizona town's restriction of signs posted by a church violated its free speech rights.

June 21, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Maintain perspective through God

On Saturday, I was on my way to conduct a wedding on Tybee Island scheduled to happen at 5 p.m. I was just a couple of miles west of the Bull River Bridge when all of a sudden, the traffic stopped.

June 20, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Trip taught gratitude to God

I returned last week from a mission trip to Haiti. When asked about the trip, my first response often has been, "It was hot." I'm so glad that I came back home to cooler temperatures.

June 19, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Pope's encyclical on environment will affect more than Catholics, faith leaders say

In a highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis this week condemned widespread disengagement with the issue of global warming, using both scientific and theological arguments, and creating an opportunity for leaders from all faiths to address what their religion teaches about caring for creation.

June 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Lord's word is sure thing in unsure world

Most everyone wants to have a sure thing that can be counted on without any worries. Things like that come few and far between.

June 18, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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