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Help the Lord through others

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 25 is no exception. Jesus says there will be a day when all the nations will stand before Him and He will divide them into two groups.

November 08, 2011 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


First Baptist welcomes new pastor

Members of the First Baptist Church in Hinesville have a new pastor, and a renewed sense of excitement has settled over the congregation.

November 08, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


It is always a good time to pray

Have you ever had a time in your life when it seemed that none of your prayers were being answered? Has there been a season when you simply could not feel God's presence?

November 07, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Bible will forever be the way

Some people try to tell us that the old way of doing things religiously will not work. They say we must be more willing to accept the ways of others if we expect to convert them.

November 07, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Men of Integrity Conference grows

The Men of Integrity 2011 Coed Conference has come a long way. It has evolved from a small gathering of men who occasionally met for fellowship into an annual conference.

November 01, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Build you talents for God

When I was growing up as a child, I always heard the story of David and Goliath. I pictured this small boy with a slingshot that he used as a toy, running up to this huge and strong ugly giant, then shooting a rock from the slingshot, hoping by chance that it hit its target. Then I pictured David, after opening his eyes, surprised yet thankful for the success of the shot.

October 31, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Jesus gave us lesson in forgiveness

The love that God showed to us should show in our relationship to others. We need to stand ready to forgive even as God has forgiven us.

October 31, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Encourage others to avoid perils of wandering

The summer after graduating high school, I headed out with a friend to cruise the Okefenokee Swamp of Southeast Georgia. We had a map that outlined all the places we should expect to find alligators. We also had a very small amount of water to keep us hydrated in the agonizing heat and humidity.

October 31, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


Remember why you celebrate

"O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?" (Galatians 3:1).

October 31, 2011 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Fewer schools offering Bible classes

ATLANTA - Georgia was the first state in the nation to allow Bible classes in public schools, but the number of districts offering the classes has dwindled to just a handful as budgets tighten.

October 25, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Faith


It always pays to do the right thing

In Proverbs 12:22, the scripture says, "The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful." This scripture tells us that God doesn't approve of us telling lies. It really is saying that he hates it when we lie and it makes him happy when we tell the truth.

October 24, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God will be there, through good, bad times

I have a friend who recently was put in the hospital with heart troubles. That, in and of itself, is not surprising. After all, I am on the north side of 50 years old. Some of my friends are going to encounter health issues. In fact, it could happen to me.

October 24, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


The psalmist view of God's world

The "law of the Lord is perfect." God's word is able to change the life of a person, turning them from sin and bringing them to God.

October 24, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Great gifts require some assembly

When I was a child, I asked my father for a bicycle for Christmas. My older brother had a 10-speed racing bike and he would ride off for hours at a time. He was 10 years older than me, and it seemed like he had so much more freedom than I did. If I'd had a bicycle like his, I might have been allowed to ride with him when he left on those long adventures. I was very specific when describing my request - I knew just what I wanted. After asking for the bike, I waited and hoped.

October 24, 2011 | By Pastor Tom Johnson III Columnist | Faith


St. Stephens readies for Family Fun Festival

Fall is here. Many people look forward to this time of year when they can enjoy good weather and participate in outdoor activities.

October 24, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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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


The angry noise behind yoga in India

While 35,000 people will be closing their eyes and humming 'Om' in New Delhi for International Yoga Day, thousands of others in India will be angered — not calmed — by the practice.

June 18, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Confidence in religion at a new low — except among Catholics, poll finds

Americans' confidence in religion is at an all-time low in four decades, according to a new Gallup poll, while it ranked fourth in the polling firm's confidence-in-institutions list.

June 18, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Experiencing Ramadan in America vs. the Middle East

Jana Al-Akhras, an American-born Muslim, began fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the second grade and has managed to observe the annual practice ever since — in winter and summer, during high school soccer practices and games and through long days of classes in college.

June 17, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Churches need to refocus on the individual to attract the 'nones'

Churches seeking to recapture the growing numbers of religiously unaffiliated should forget about preserving the past and instead focus on the needs of those who see no need for organized religion, one mainline Protestant thought leader said.

June 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Use God to master art of gift-giving

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 6:23

June 16, 2015 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Bringing men back to church

There's something — or, more precisely, someone — missing from many churches on Sunday mornings: men.

June 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Does your child know the Bible well enough to compete in this competition?

Would you classify your child as a Bible scripture aficionado?

June 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Serving with love

New Beginnings Church in Ludowici is getting ready to deliver some love.

June 15, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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