VATICAN CITY - Benedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology and lengthy encyclicals, now is trying brevity: spreading the faith through his own Twitter account.
"Behold that star! Behold that star up yonder! Behold that star! It is the star of Bethlehem, it is the star of Bethlehem." - from the song "Behold That Star"
The Christmas season has arrived. Every year it seems to come a little earlier than the previous year.
AUSTIN, Texas - To 15-year-old Andrea Hernandez, the tracking microchip embedded in her student ID card is a "mark of the beast," sacrilege to her Christian faith - not to mention how it pinpoints her location, even in the school bathroom.
During this holiday season, we should be experiencing the joys of our families and the many blessings God has bestowed upon us.
We can safely say Hinesville is quite a distance from Camuy, Puerto Rico. Pastor Miguel Rivera of the Iglesia Hispana Faro de Luz/Lighthouse Hispanic Church of Hinesville knows, as he is a native of Camuy. "I arrived in Hinesville to visit my daughter, and while visiting a Hispanic church here, the pastor there gave me confirmation of message the Lord had given to me three months before of a change in my ministry," he said. ...
WASHINGTON - It happens every week at meetings in towns, counties and cities nationwide. A lawmaker or religious leader leads a prayer before officials begin the business of zoning changes, contract approvals and trash pickup.
A few days ago, this nation paused for a moment to give thanks. We celebrated Thanksgiving, a day this country's forefathers set aside to give thanks to God for His help and bountiful harvest. Families, friends and even strangers got together to enjoy the blessings from the Lord. However, I'm convinced that every day ought to be a day of thanksgiving. God does not want our thanksgiving to be limited to one Thursday in November. ...
Although it is not a week that is widely recognized like others are, National Bible Week is gaining in popularity.
ATLANTA - The father of Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a prominent Atlanta preacher and civil rights leader. But as a young man from a poor sharecropping family in rural Georgia, he is said to have walked north to Atlanta barefoot so he didn't wear out his only pair of shoes.
In "Help, I'm Lost," I retell a shared account. A new resident attended church where the sermon emphasis was a social issue. At the conclusion, the preacher asked, "Are you saved?" The lady was in a quandary. She didn't hear anything about salvation until this question.
It's community fellowship time. Each year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, members of faith from Liberty County and Fort Stewart come together for the much-anticipated Mayor's Thanksgiving Service. The event is at 6 p.m. today at the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, 809 Veterans Parkway in Hinesville.
It is confusing for many, but it should be clearer to all of us how we see the events of our lives.
Today, as we remember our veterans, I am reminded that Jesus once taught, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13).
They fight to protect our country, and today, we give them a special salute. Our veterans make countless sacrifices every day to protect us. These courageous men and women of the armed services go beyond the call of duty to protect our freedoms and ensure we live in a safe country. They frequently must leave their own families to deploy to foreign countries so our families can be protected. Their efforts are not in vain, ...
The other day, as I was walking past my mailbox, I took a long look at it. It is old, faded and slides a little bit forward when one opens it.
Tomorrow is Father's Day. We all know that it is not quite the same event that Mother's Day is, and that is fine. We all know the value of a godly mother.
God sent his Son to pay a debt that man could not and cannot pay - the debt of sin.
Father's Day does not receive the recognition that Mother's Day receives personally or commercially. Personally, I think Father's Day should have a greater appreciation and a greater recognition based on a biblical prospective.
Even during summer months, some children still are having fun at school.
Morals can be defined simply as what a person has been taught and believes in regard to what is right and wrong.
Last week, I wrote that I have been preaching through the 23rd Psalm. I would like for you to consider an idea from that Psalm that remains a powerful image in my mind.
Last week, we began looking at the idea of putting our faith in God. Some people have a problem with this, for they trust only in themselves. Much of this comes from humanistic teaching in our schools today. Our young people are faced with instructors who do not believe in the Bible. Generations are being reared to believe that man has all the answers. This false idea makes it difficult for religious teaching to be accepted.
In a few weeks, they will once again converge on St. Simons Island for a time of refreshing, renewal and relaxation.
Many teachings circulating in the church today concern the kind of prosperity believers should experience.
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