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What's new this year?

If you are reading this article today, God has blessed you to see another year. God has given you another opportunity to do something worthwhile. I am convinced that many have made their New Year's resolutions. I want you to know that I am not a big advocate of making resolutions. Many times, they only last a few months and sometimes, a few days. However, some have decided that this is the year that they will stop smoking, drinking, cheating, etc. This may be the year for some to stop one habit or another. However, we need to stop ...

January 05, 2009 | By Rev. A.L. Jackson Columnist | Faith


Cantata celebrates season

There is a lot of excitement in the air at Grace Baptist Church in Hinesville. For the past four months, the church has been the scene of rehearsal after rehearsal. The church family, under the leadership of John Mills, was gearing up for its third Christmas Cantata Sunday evening. The musical celebration's theme was "Then Jesus Came."

December 30, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Make a change for the New Year

Thank God for a New Year!!! The question is what will be different or what will you do differently in 2009? I am convinced that every year should bring about a change, and if we look around, we understand that change is needed in our world and in the lives of many. We need social, economic and spiritual changes in our lives.

December 29, 2008 | Rev. A.L. Jackson Columnist | Faith


This is a day to enjoy freedom

Many years have passed, but some traditions will never fade. One of the oldest traditions in Liberty County is the annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day celebration.

December 29, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


New Day Outreach hosting fellowship

It is always a special time when people from different churches come together for unity and fellowship. When these times occur, participants eagerly await the next gathering.

December 23, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Spend more time with 'why'

I want to talk to you about a simple word today - "why."

December 23, 2008 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Don't forget to thank God

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

December 09, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Certain measures in uncertain times

What will our actions be in these uncertain times? As all watch the stock market fluctuate wildly, the unemployment rise, and the homes in foreclosure exceed all expectations, does a shiver run up our spines? Liberty County seems to be insulated more than many surrounding communities but we are still vulnerable. Will we do nothing or will we invest in the future with faith?

December 09, 2008 | By Rev. Will Carter Columnist | Faith


Are we prepared to wait patiently

Patience and preparation are qualities in short supply in America today. We don't wait well! Why should we? We will do almost anything to avoid the wait in lines. Don't we have a right to have it our way and have it now? Immediate gratification is almost an American right.

December 02, 2008 | By Rev. Will Carter Special to the Courier | Faith


Mayor's Thanksgiving service to unite faithful

It is the season for thanksgiving and helping those in need. The Liberty County community serves as a good example of people reaching out to help those less fortunate.

December 02, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


New Baptist policy targets women-led churches

ATLANTA -- Georgia Southern Baptists have approved a policy that diminishes the role of churches led by women pastors.

November 27, 2008 | Associated Press | Faith


Wedge issues are all too common

There is a new buzz word in our society today. It is one that comes up both nationally and internationally. It is a word that particularly found its place during the recent election. It is the word, "wedge." It is usually found in the phrase, the wedge issue.

November 25, 2008 | By Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Teaching pastor shares God's word

A teacher by profession, Pastor Darrick Smoke also is a pastor who loves to teach God's word. "I am a teacher whether at school or at church," Smoke said.

November 25, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


Some assembly required

Preparation - it can be found throughout scripture. Noah had to prepare for the flood that destroyed Earth's population. Naomi prepared Ruth to impress Boaz and capture his attention. Joseph was placed in charge of the preparations that needed to occur during the seven years of plenty so that the seven years of famine would be survivable. After his conversion, Paul spent about 17 years in preparation for the outpouring of his ministry. Even Jesus went to the wilderness as part of His preparation process. He later went to the garden to prepare for His journey to Golgotha.

November 18, 2008 | By Rev. Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Church has harvest fest at new site

For the fourth consecutive year, the Fellowship of Love Worship Center Church of God in Christ of Allenhurst had a Community Harvest Fest on Halloween. This year, however, the fest was Friday at the future site of church's new sanctuary in Midway.

November 18, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Make Bible study a daily habit

Sometimes, habits are not good.

January 29, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


ValueSpeak: Being engaged as a parent

Nile isn’t a good speechwriter — he’s a great speechwriter.

January 28, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Pastors set goals for coming year

A new year means planning, new expectations and setting goals.

January 28, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


See why this Christian mother is giving up leggings

Veronica Patridge, a devout Christian from Oregon, is giving up on leggings.

January 28, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Thoughts, behavior can be conquered

Have you ever asked yourself, "Who would I like to become?" What people or events in life have hindered your reaching that goal? To achieve something, you have to remove all distractions that are blocking you from making progress. Fear stops most people from getting what they want - fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, of the unknown, of disappointment. Then, of course, the "what if" fears always fuel these hindrances.

January 27, 2015 | By Pastor Kendall Paige Columnist | Faith


Sikhs in America still victims of misunderstanding, prejudice, study shows

The 500,000 Sikhs who live in America are often misidentified as terrorists by fellow citizens who know little or nothing about the traditional faith, a new study revealed.

January 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Don't cheat, kids: Use NFL's 'deflategate' to discuss honesty

It's the biggest controversy since Taco Bell yanked its rolled chicken tacos from the menu. (Seriously, did you try those? They changed me.)

January 27, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Sikhs in America still victims of misunderstanding, prejudice, study shows

The 500,000 Sikhs who live in America are often misidentified as terrorists by fellow citizens who know little or nothing about the traditional faith, a new study revealed.

January 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Does Colorado baker's anti-gay marriage cake refusal rise to level of discrimination?

A Denver, Colorado, baker who told the local OutFront magazine she was "half-Jewish, half-Catholic" faces a rising controversy over her refusal to inscribe anti-gay messages on a Bible-shaped wedding cake.

January 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Not knowing what's ahead

I went to a conference last week in Florida and when traveling home on Interstate 95, I noticed some flashing lights to my left in the oncoming lanes.

January 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God can help you change for the better

I'm still getting used to my new computer. It is a Mac as opposed to a PC; those letters mean something to some of you.

January 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


ValueSpeak: Our wrestle with race

Dee was feisty.

January 22, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Religious response to postponed abortion bill vote illustrates differences across denominational lin

Congress' postponing Thursday's vote on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy has drawn the ire of conservative faith leaders.

January 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Listen to right one for eternal life

Many still believe the lie of Satan today; they fail to see that sin separates man from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). They fail to understand that when they give in to their desires to do wrong things, they - not God - are causing the problem.

January 22, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What word choices say about the State of the Union's faith connection

Finding faith in the president's annual State of the Union may be less about analyzing overall themes than listening for specific words. Religious responses to Tuesday's speech centered on the concepts and communities President Barack Obama named, and those he left out.

January 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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