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God gave ultimate gift to mankind

Everyone loves gifts, especially during the Christmas season. Many people will go into debt buying gifts to give to their kids, families and friends. Often times in the hype of gift giving we forget the real purpose of this holiday. We forget that this is a day we have set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world.

December 12, 2011 | By Dr. Alvin L. Jackson Columnist | Faith


Loving God means loving those we see each day

I often wonder how someone can say they love the Lord but they fail to love those around them. Christianity is all about love. If one professes to be a child of God, then the love of God should dwell within that person.

December 05, 2011 | Dr. Alvin L. Jackson | Faith


HIV/AIDs awareness event to educate public

It was not until the early 1980s that people became aware of the deadly disease called AIDS.

December 05, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith


Give and it will come back to you

Society consistently teaches us to take all we can, build a personal kingdom and look out for ourselves. You may have heard of "gold diggers," women who take advantage of men to receive material gain, or "hustlers," people who will do whatever it takes - legal or illegal - to make sure they have what they want. But the Bible encourages God's people to have a different mindset. We are taught to be givers.

November 28, 2011 | Pastort Richard Hayes Pastor's corner | Faith


National Bible Week raises awareness across the country

Throughout the year, different weeks or days are set aside in recognition of various groups, individuals, events, diseases and other activities.

November 28, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith


Let us not forget veterans, God

This season is my favorite time of the year. I believe it's because the whole nation takes part in the holiday seasons, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

November 21, 2011 | Pastor Daisy Edwards | Faith


Hundreds expected for archbishop’s funeral

ATLANTA - Roman Catholic bishops from across the South were expected to attend Thursday's funeral of retired Archbishop John Francis Donoghue of Atlanta.

November 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Faith


Many will gather for Mayor’s Thanksgiving Service

The holidays are a time to bring the community together for fellowship. Every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, members of the Liberty County and Fort Stewart communities of faith gather at one of the churches in the area. The annual gathering, called the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service, brings leaders and church goers together in the spirit of thanksgiving for a service of songs, prayer and gratitude.

November 21, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith


Children have important role in services

Every Sunday morning at our church, we have what we call "children's moments." It's not unique to our church, but it was something new for us when we started it a few years ago.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Honor our veterans this weekend

Veterans make innumerable sacrifices every day to protect us. The brave 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. Often times, they must leave their families to deploy to foreign countries so our families can be protected.

November 14, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Learn to be content with what you have

As Americans, we have been accused of being spoiled as it pertains to our lifestyles, and there probably is some truth in these allegations.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't lose your focus on God

Everything changes when you set your focus on God. You filter every situation through the knowledge you have of Him.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


Christ Tabernacle opens new sanctuary

Tabernacle of Faith Church hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 21 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. The Rev. Kathleen Ayalas and members of her congregation welcomed city officials, chamber staff, board members, ambassadors, members and people from the community.

November 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Faith


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


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Pope Francis taps media-savvy priest for key Los Angeles role

Father Robert Barron may be ready for his close-up. The media-savvy Roman Catholic priest whose public television series "Catholicism" drew wide acclaim, has been named ...

July 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The title of Harper Lee’s new book comes from the Bible

Last Tuesday, book readers and literature enthusiasts alike celebrated across the country as “Go Set a Watchman” — the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To ...

July 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Jesus is best hope in world for Christians

What is hope? In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it is defined as "a confident expectation that a desire will be fulfilled; wishful trust; something which one ...

July 20, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


Religious freedom experts worry about their First Amendment rights after marriage ruling

Long-held American views of religious liberty may be rapidly shifting in the wake of a June 26 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the ...

July 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Is religion failing? The Dalai Lama has a surprising answer

It isn't just American demographers and church planters who are concerned about the rise of the "nones," or the spiritually unaffiliated. Tenzin Gyatso, the ...

July 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


God is faithful and as assured as the sun

One time, when I was traveling by plane, we had risen above a storm system with the thick clouds below us. I had the window ...

July 18, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Muslims celebrate completion of Ramadan fasting during Eid al-Fitr

Many of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims will be spending Friday celebrating the completion of Ramadan, a month-long observance of fasting from dawn ...

July 17, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Adventists celebrate Ellen G. White 100 years after her death

Ellen G. White, whose visions helped shape the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was remembered worldwide on the centennial of her July 16, 1915 ...

July 17, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Follow God's book, don't write your own

Man sees the need for standards in everyday life. The mechanic knows there are standard-size parts. And the seamstress knows the number of inches in ...

July 16, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Religion doesn't exclude scientific fact

Have you heard about the so-called war between science and religion? There are many individuals in both camps who are convinced that the two can ...

July 16, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What God, Lord Ganesha and green tea have in common with Katy Perry

Katy Perry has caused somewhat of an uproar in the news with her desire to purchase a former Los Angeles Catholic convent.

July 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Non-Muslims get a glimpse of Islam's holiest night of the year

Wrapping up the holy month of Ramadan, 1.6 billion Muslims around the world are amping up their worship during the last 10 days of ...

July 16, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Circuit court rules contraception mandate doesn't violate religious freedom

The government's health care law mandating contraception coverage does not impinge on the religious liberty of an order of Roman Catholic nuns and Christian ...

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


Pope commits to studying critiques of his criticism of capitalism

After a weeklong South American visit in which he delivered direct criticism of "unbridled capitalism," Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Monday pledging to ...

July 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Choose to love like God loves

"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may ...

July 14, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


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