Besides recently becoming a shoo in for a seat on the Liberty County Commission, Gary Gilliard has been heading up a program that combats alcoholism and other drug addictions.
What does it mean to be set apart? In the Christian world, there are many things said and even quoted from scripture about man. Words that should have such great meaning become clichés. They are often revalued to the point of benign rhetoric.
He has a powerful and inspiring message, yet a sense of humbleness surrounds him. From his humble beginnings in little Riceboro to his promotion to the office of bishop, this man of God says he is just a "servant of God."
National Day of Prayer Key Scripture: "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped." Ps 28:7a (KJV)
The new sanctuary is almost complete and there is a sense of excitement among members of Gum Branch Baptist, awaiting the opening of the 500-seat sanctuary.
I am excited about the role of Christians in today's world. Jesus said "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." Matthew 5:13
With the astronomical increase in gasoline prices in recent months, driving to Savannah is becoming a luxury. People often drive to Savannah because locally certain items are not available.
How many times have we heard someone knock at your door, saw who it was, but cleaned up a bit before we let them in?
Pleasant Grove AME Church of Hinesville is at 1450 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Sunday school is at 8:30 a.m., with worship service at 10 a.m. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. The church's annex, which was to serve as a temporary church while a new one was being constructed next door, suffered fire damage in March and has yet to be rebuilt. For more information, call 368-3266 or 368-4112.
They're back! Yes, the Singing Shepherds are ready for another concert. If you want to see people gather to have a good time, tell them a gospel sing is taking place. For five years, the community has been blessed with the annual Shepherds in Concert. This year promises to be no exception. On April 26, at 6 p.m., the fifth Annual Shepherds in Concert will be at Trinity Missionary Baptist Temple in Hinesville. This event ...
The Laymen Ministry of St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Ludowici, where Dr. James L. Evans is pastor, will have its annual Lay Day Service on Sunday, April 20, at 4 p.m.
Live Oak Church of God in Hinesville has grown tremendously since its humble beginnings 61 years ago. It is one of the fastest growing, multicultural churches in Liberty County.
"And the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as He promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together."
A native of Trinidad, he is quite a distance from home. He has settled in the Coastal Empire and is making an impact in the community.
During his earthly ministry, Jesus loved and accepted people just as they were. To the rich, poor, popular and the not so famous, his message was the same.
I think that since history began, mankind has used numbers on a regular basis.
You may have noticed this - the "holiday season" is here.
Thanksgiving Day is approaching fast. At this time of year, many stop and take stock of all that they should be thankful.
They came to simply say, "Thank you."
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might." - Ephesians 6:10
In Matthew's gospel, we find a story about John the Baptist coming on the scene as a New Testament prophet proclaiming the coming of the Christ. He was baptizing those who wanted to be identified with the new coming kingdom later called Christianity.
We are in the middle of home improvement projects at our house. We have added a new room and are replacing the flooring and painting in others. Right now, the place is a mess.
We continue our thoughts on the poem of Joseph M. Scriven. His poem that later was put to music serves to encourage all who seek to follow God.
Each Nov. 11, we give our men and women of the military a special salute and shout-out.
On His journey through Galilee, Christ tried to prepare the minds of His disciples for the scenes before Him.
James 5:16 tells us to "confess your faults one with another." There are several benefits in doing this.
Last week, I went to visit my son. He is greatly improving in so many ways, though he remains in a wheelchair.
Joseph M. Scriven (1819-96), who wrote the poem "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," was no stranger to trials and sadness.
"The church has many critiques but no revivals." This anonymous quote was an opening of careful reflection for me.
A few years ago there was a popular song called, "All You Need is Love." I agree that real love is needed and it's nice to be on the receiving end, but the thing most needed is hope.