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Countywide youth revival this week

Youth from across the county are gathering for a week of spiritual refreshment and renewal. Billed as a countywide youth revival, this event is one of many planned activities for teens and children this summer.

July 06, 2009 | By Edith Anderson | Faith


We must be born again in God's life

God said, "Let us; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; make man in our own image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." Genesis 1:2

June 29, 2009 | By Rev. Willia Wesley Columnist | Faith


The meaning of Fathers Day

In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6, verse 9, we find Jesus teaching us how to pray saying these words, "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in heaven, Hollowed be thy name."

June 22, 2009 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Time to thank your dad

Last month we celebrated Mothers Day and today is Fathers Day. Fathers are special too, and they play a very important role in the family and in society.

June 22, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Class of 2009 baccalaureate

Baccalaureates used to be a regular part of graduation activities, both at the collegiate and high school levels. However, within the past 25 years, it has almost disappeared.

June 15, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Diocese's bishop marks 50 years in priesthood

SAVANNAH - The bishop of the Diocese of Savannah is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a Catholic priest.

Bishop J. Kevin Boland has spent his entire half-century in the priesthood in Savannah, where he arrived from his native Ireland in 1959.

June 11, 2009 | Associated Press | Faith


Gatherine unites faithful

People enjoy coming together for a good time and fellowship, especially good preaching, teaching and singing.

June 08, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


More than one way to look at something

I am excited about an upcoming revival. Some time ago, my wife and I were in a local department store when she insisted on buying a tree that looked dead. Even though the tree was being sold at a tremendous discount, I was irritated that she wanted to buy the tree. We were looking at the same tree but we saw something totally different.

June 08, 2009 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Special to the Courier | Faith


Sticks and stones

The Bible says, in Proverbs 18:21, "the power of life and death is in the tongue." I can remember being told, as a little boy in the third grade, that I wouldn't be able to accomplish much. I was an African-American child living in the Deep South. I had six siblings and a public education that ranked amongst the worst in the country. We drove around in an old station wagon. My family was poor financially, but rich spiritually and, as I grew older, I found out that I was not alone.

June 01, 2009 | By Pastor Richard Hayes | Faith


One proud mother

Louise Martin Lovette, known as Mother Lovette, is a special kind of mother. She is well known throughout the community. And while she is the birth mother of seven children - five sons and two daughters - she also serves as a mother figure to many in her neighborhood and church.

June 01, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God's recovery plan

Everywhere we turn there are signs of recession. Prices are rising but the moral climate of our society seems to be declining. Gas costs are going up. The cost of living is going up. Unemployment is going up. Can we recover from this recession?

May 25, 2009 | By Rev. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Running the show

Often, the first impression we get of a person or place is a lasting impression. Whether it is walking into a church's office or placing a telephone call to a church, the first person you encounter is usually an administrative staffer. These "frontline soldiers" are charged with ensuring the office is run effectively and efficiently while making visitors or callers feel comfortable.

May 25, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


A Night of Colors

Arrayed in their outfits, especially their beautiful hats, the ladies of the Tattnall Missionary Baptist Association gathered for their Annual Night of Colors.

May 18, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Trust God through these difficult times

In Ecclesiastes 3:1 the Bible says, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."

May 18, 2009 | By Dr. Alvin Jackson Special to the Courier | Faith


Church mothers act as moral guides, leaders

Eurlee Steadman's voice reverberates off the walls of an empty congregation hall.

May 11, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | 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


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