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New ministry creating a stir

A newly organized ministry in Long County, A New Beginning, is creating a sense of excitement in the community.

September 27, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Evidence of a changed life

The other day my wife came running to me from outside the house and wanted me to hear some birds in the trees talking to one another – that is, in bird talk.

September 21, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Plead guilty, ask for mercy; it's only option

What an embarrassing moment it was. I took my test to the professor and said, "Dr. B, I'm sorry, but I can't read the note you wrote me. What does it say?"

September 21, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


It is possible to make a difference in world

Our influence is something that cannot be overestimated. Christians are to go into the world and teach individuals about the Lord.

September 21, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Ministries must touch lives

While visiting someone in Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, I walked into the lobby and saw a woman sitting alone, crying. My first thought was to keep going, but, out of compassion and concern, I introduced myself and asked the woman whether I could be of help.

September 20, 2010 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


Pastor aspires to teach others

Pastor Moses Blackmon didn't move to Georgia because he had been selected to pastor a new church. A native of Troy, Ala., Blackmon moved to Miami at the age of 3. In 2006, he relocated to Liberty County. "My daughter's husband was in the military and we moved to Georgia," he said.

September 20, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


We may as well learn to get along

It was nine years ago this morning. I don't have to offer any further explanation do I?

September 13, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Obey God's word while time is on your side

Over the past several weeks we have been looking at why everyone will not be saved, even though God desires it to happen. As we have seen the Bible shows that man has a part in his salvation.

September 13, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Make the decision, reap the benefits

When most people go to their mailbox or P.O. box, they start to immediately go through the mail deciding what pieces are worthy of keeping.

September 13, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


How to rejoice in suffering

One of the least-popular requirements of Christianity is the act of suffering. In his letter to the church at Philippi, Ch.1:29, the Apostle Paul puts it very plainly, "For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in Him but also suffer for His sake."

September 13, 2010 | By Rev. Richie Williams Columnist | Faith


Treat grandparents well always

Sunday, grandparents everywhere were given the seat of honor. Many of them will tell you without hesitation they deserve it.

September 13, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Part 3: God wants everyone saved; won't force them

God wants everyone to be saved, but He will not force us to obey him. It is up to man to make the decision as to whether or not he will follow God's word.

September 06, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Part 3: God wants everyone saved; won't force them

God wants everyone to be saved, but He will not force us to obey him. It is up to man to make the decision as to whether or not he will follow God's word.

September 06, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This word is for you: Listening

How many times do we read the Bible and come across a scriptural reference and we say something like, "Boy, do I know who ought to be reading this?"

September 06, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Walk with the Lord and never go astray

This weekend marks the official end of the summer. I am aware that school has been in session for a month already. High school football and softball and cross country teams are in full swing.

September 06, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | 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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