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Get to heart of the matter for the Lord

Solomon wrote, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). If the heart of an individual is chained to the things of the world, then he is worldly.

June 10, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Enjoy the now as much as the future

Do you ever approach an event both excited that it is coming but also with a sense of dread? You can't wait for it to begin, but then you definitely are ready when it is over?

June 03, 2014 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Everyone has equal access to God

Before the Memorial Day observance the other day at the local city park, some locals were talking about rain, since that day's forecast had called for it. Someone jokingly stated that it was part of my responsibility to make sure that it waited to come until the event was finished since I had the connection with God, who controls the weather.

June 03, 2014 | Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


He declared ‘I am’ in the faces of unbelievers

In John 8:58, Jesus spoke to the Jews who were present when he silenced the Pharisees, telling them, "Before Abraham was, I am."

June 03, 2014 | Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Become truly free with law of God

"Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded, but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased. I would they were even cut off which trouble you. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use ...

June 02, 2014 | By Pastor Mark Fields Columnist | Faith


We all have a date with destiny

The other day, I was following a vehicle when I noticed a squirrel coming across the road in front of it.

May 28, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Remember the reason for Memorial Day

Many of you may not read this until late Monday when you return from vacation over the long weekend. Did you remember the reason for the holiday?

May 28, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


The 'I am' has been there from beginning

In John 8:58, the Lord proclaimed to his listeners and those through the ages, "Jesus said unto them, 'Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am.'"

May 28, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Making disciples who finish the task

Jesus used many analogies to describe His relationship with the church, such as "My Bride" or "My Body."

May 27, 2014 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


Jesus advises on the danger of gossip

The other day, I ran across a story about a possible huge alligator sighting in South Bryan County. The picture was posted on a community website and thought to have been taken in that community.

May 20, 2014 | Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Accept the challenge of the church's calling

The end of the school year is just around the corner. Teachers and students alike are looking forward to hearing the last school bell of the final day.

May 20, 2014 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Studying the word of God is a personal journey

God, in his great wisdom, has told us to study. "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that neededth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).

May 20, 2014 | Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


It's time to pray for ourselves, our world

"And He cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, 'What, could ye not watch with me one hour?'" - Matthew 26:40

May 19, 2014 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


Remember it is not about us

I have a routine that I go through on Saturday evenings, which is to preach my Sunday sermon to an empty auditorium.

May 13, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Live and love every day as Jesus did

First things first: Please allow me to wish a happy Mother's Day to each and every mother reading this column today. I sincerely wish you a wonderful day on the one day of the year designated to honor you for your love and sacrifice for others.

May 13, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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Site that some biblical scholars say is the Garden of Eden just became a world heritage site

An oasis in the middle of the Iraqi desert that some biblical scholars believe is the site of — or at least the inspiration for — the ...

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Trump sparks activists' quest to register 1 million Muslims to vote. Here are the details

Muslim Americans make up around 1 percent of the U.S. population, accounting for about 3.3 million people. But despite constituting such a small ...

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


See how this forgotten Holocaust history is being given new life

Some Jewish historians' personal stories of Holocaust plights and survival had reportedly fell into obscurity due to a language barrier, but they are now seeing ...

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


End-times author of 'Left Behind' breaks down prophesy — and fiction

A popular author who helped invigorate pop culture interest in Christian eschatology with the release of the first book in the "Left Behind" series 21 ...

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Learn to be thankful in everything

I am sitting in my office writing this after having witnessed several hours of steady rain. I originally had plans outside that were disrupted by ...

July 23, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Orthodox Jewish beatboxers compete on 'America's Got Talent'

Ilan Swartz-Brownstein and Joshua Shlomo Mendel Leviton confused judges and audiences members when they first walked out onto the "America's Got Talent" stage. Wearing ...

July 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Pastor launches 'Doubters Club' to challenge atheists, skeptics and others with biblical debate

A Colorado pastor has launched a "Doubters Club" — a gathering that includes atheists, agnostics and those who are spiritually uncertain.

July 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Will this key line in Melania Trump's GOP Convention speech help put minority faiths at ease?

Melania Trump's highly anticipated speech before the Republican National Convention Monday night attracted both accolades and scrutiny, especially after charges of plagiarism emerged.

July 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Song instructs in way to trust the Lord

I love music. I listen to a variety of music styles. But often during the day, I listen online to a Christian station.

July 22, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Show the way to God to next generation

Parents are interested in seeing that their children are well-prepared to go out into the world.

July 21, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Creator of life-size Noah's ark replica reveals why he built the biblical structure — and what he ho

With the opening today of a new Christian theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, individuals and families will be able to have a "life-sized Noah's ...

July 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Actress and producer behind 'Ben-Hur' has a message amid 'violence and fear' in America

With the release of their new film "Ben-Hur" quickly approaching, producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey teamed up with Christian band For King & Country to ...

July 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Church's bold move to help the homeless has big impact on the government, report finds

What is the true worth of a church? Sure, there's the intrinsic value that a worship community brings to parishioners, but what about the ...

July 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian teacher who was fired for not divorcing her husband wins wrongful termination battle. Here

A British teacher has won a court battle after being fired for refusing to separate from her husband following his arrest for secretly recording young ...

July 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pastor says 2016 presidential election is 'pulling at the very soul of our nation'

A well-known megachurch pastor is catching attention for a recent sermon during which he said that the current election cycle is “pulling at the very ...

July 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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