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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


Just thinking of Heaven, part 1

The word of God is a one of the great blessings mankind has been given. God explains to man how he came to be, how to live, and how to prepare for eternity. In the pages of holy writ we are told of just how "wonderful" heaven will be.

April 12, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Now that Easter is over, what's next?

This past week people all around the world celebrated the holiday or Holy Day of Easter. For some it is just time off work or an opportunity to be with the family but for Christians it is a time to commemorate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is to this last group that I wish to address this writing.

April 12, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Life takes the flavor we give it

Spring is alive all around us. The beauty is evident in the blooming trees and azaleas. It is a wonderful time to live in south Georgia! Unless, of course, you have allergies. Mine stay under control most of the time, thanks to the miracles of modern medicine. But I know what it is like to be so clogged by the pollen that I can't smell a thing. And when you can't smell anything, you can't taste anything. And quite frankly it's hard to enjoy all of the beauty when you feel miserable.

April 12, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Learn from the eagle

God has put His personal touch in every part of His creation. All creation exhibits His handiwork. Man is the most beautiful and precious of God's creations. God gave man a soul, awareness, reasoning and abilities. He also gave man his own will.

April 12, 2010 | By Bishop John Lockett Columnist | Faith


Annual Singing Shepherds in concert April 24

It's a new year and the Singing Shepherds are ready for another exciting, soul-stirring concert.

April 12, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Staff writer | Faith


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Why religious confession is good for the mind and soul

Janet Perry has been a Catholic for more than 30 years, yet going to confession still makes her sweat.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Do religions try to keep their scriptures inaccessible?

The late Christopher Hitchens once ranked, with Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, among the “four horsemen” of the New Atheism. His most comprehensive attack on religious faith came in a best-seller called — and don’t miss the title’s lowercased first word — “god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” (Twelve, 2009).

March 27, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


'Who am I?' Let God help you answer

Many lessons can be drawn from the account of Moses given in the book of Exodus.

March 26, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Words can say so much

Last week, I wrote about the power of words. I want to pick up on that theme one more time because I think it matters so much.

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


Would you help this child? What happens next will have you in tears



If you passed someone in need, in desperation, would you stop to help?

March 26, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Heaven (visitation stories) can wait, Christian bookstore chain says

Heaven, apparently, can wait, a chain of Southern Baptist-owned bookstores says.

March 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The door is open, but why won't this dog come inside?



Have you ever walked into what you thought was an open door, but it was really a closed screen door or a really clean glass door?

March 25, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


First degree: How America recovered from a murder epidemic

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the sixth commandment: "Thou shalt not kill."

March 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Faith


OMG: Is profanity losing its punch?

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the third commandment: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord the God in vain."

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


The surprising reason you're not achieving your goals



Do you have a goal or dream that isn't going anywhere? What is keeping you from achieving it?

March 24, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Kara Tippetts, Christian who blogged against assisted suicide, succumbs to cancer

Kara Tippetts, the Christian blogger and author who begged fellow cancer sufferer Brittany Maynard not to take her own life but let death take its course, died Sunday from breast cancer. She was 38 years old, a pastor's wife and mother of four.

March 23, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Soul seekers: How spiritual is secular America?

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the first commandment: "I am the LORD thy God … thou shalt have no other gods before me."

March 23, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Faith


Respecting and submitting to God’s authority everywhere

In our Bible study, we have been studying a book by Watchman Née entitled, "Spiritual Authority and Submission." Née makes it clear that all authority is from God and we should submit to God's authority.

March 23, 2015 | By Dr. Alvin Jackson | Faith


ValueSpeak: The original March Madness

You’ve doubtless seen the symptomology all around you this week. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself: Eyes glazed over. Fingers trembling. Uncontrolled twitching of facial muscles and limbs. Occasional panic attacks followed by outbursts of joy and/or rage.

March 22, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Jesus loves us, for the Bible tells us so

"Jesus Loves Me," a song known far and wide, normally is considered a kids' song, but every adult should know and understand it.

March 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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