On behalf of the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County, we wish you a merry Christmas (celebration of Christ) and happy New Year.
The year 2008 is a new year and eight represents a new beginning.
Today, we prepare to come to the end of yet another year - a year filled with many tragedies and blessings.
Do you find the title appalling or maybe even offensive? This holiday has taken quite a beating over the last few years. But this year, my senses seem to be heightened to its plight.
"And when they had come unto the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense and myrrh" (Matthew 2:11 - NKJV).
The name "Judah" immediately grabs your attention. One might ask why a pastor would name the church "Judah." "Because we love to praise God," said Pastor Melvin Elliott." The name Judah means, "praise." Of the 12 tribes of Israel, Jesus was from the tribe of Judah.
This is the time of the year that the anticipation of joy is going out all over the world.
James Cannon was a typical ninth grader who was out riding his bicycle with a group of friends that fateful summer day. One moment he was riding his bike, the next he was laying paralyzed in the grass beside the highway.
We have been blessed with another year. In all that has happened this year, we still gather together to welcome and celebrate the joy of Christmas - the birth of the Christ Child, Jesus.
They currently have a powerful radio broadcast ministry and will soon establish a church.
Helping people is a key goal for the Mary Lou Fraser Counseling Center in Hinesville.
I am excited about the parables of Jesus. I have noticed there are multiple lessons in most of the parables Jesus used. The parable of the sheep and the goats as recorded in Matthew Ch. 25 is no exception.
In Psalms 100, we are reminded to "Enter His gates with thanksgiving." In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Paul says that, "In everything gives thanks." A thankful attitude is not circumstantial or seasonal; it is a living part of Christian life.
At age 80, many people have retired and are relaxing and enjoying the children and grandchildren. Elder J.C. Kelly may have retired from his job working at the cleaners in New York, but he is still busy spreading the Word of God.
Although his church has only established since April 2006, Pastor Richard Hayes has a desire to see the community of believers come together for a time of fellowship. Consequently, he is hosting a Family of Believers' Fellowship at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at Brewton Parker Auditorium in Hinesville.
As I write this column, I am sitting in the waiting room of a car dealer. My wife's car was recalled, and the work is being done to fix the issue.
Last week, it was shown that Christians are to "seek those things above" (Colossians 3:1). Why should the Christian seek to do these things?
October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and I encourage everyone reading this article to spread the word to say "thanks" to a pastor.
The Pleasant Grove AME Church will celebrate its annual camp meeting Oct. 26-Nov. 2.
New Covenant Presbyterian Church, led by Pastor Nick Batzig, reconnected with its roots by having a service at the historical Midway Congregational Church on Oct. 19.
The Scripture says about marriage, "What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."
One of the most fascinating books in the Bible is Revelation. Many books have been written and movies produced in attempts to better understand the end times.
How does one live the Christian life?
This month has been deemed Pastor's Appreciation Month, a time designated to show your pastor that you appreciate him or her.
"And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
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