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The time has come to join in prayer

Communication is considered by many to be one of the most important elements of a relationship. Failure to communicate usually ends up being disastrous to a marriage.

May 03, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Easter is over, now what

There probably are more people in church on Easter than any other time of year and probably more activities going on involving Christian ministries during the season of Lent.

May 02, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Commit to pray today and every day

Prayer is one of the most essential elements of a Christian's life. To think that we can speak with the God of creation is a mind-boggling thought. But it is the truth. God has invited us to speak to him regularly. Paul wrote, "Pray without ceasing." And so we know that prayer is essential.

May 02, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Following God takes life changes

If you truly desire to be close to God, you have to make some changes in your life. If you are like most people, you have been caught up with the "what's in it for me" mentality.

May 02, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


He is risen, let us rejoice

"He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told." - Matthew 28:6-7 - New King James Version

April 25, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Commit every moment to Him

While every day is significant, the last few days have been amazingly powerful for me as I remembered the significance of living a committed life - one dedicated to God. We must reflect His unconditional love in every interaction we have. We must give more than we take, and we must remain alert with compassion for others.

April 25, 2011 | By Pastor Daisy Jones Columnist | Faith


UMA tackles challengs in community

The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County is a nonprofit organization focused on community ministry. It is under the leadership of Pastor Richard D. Hayes of New Day Outreach Ministry.

April 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Some things we need in our lives

There are many things needed in our lives in order to live. We need food and water, shelter and such. Most people spend the biggest part of their lives trying to provide these things for themselves and their families. There is nothing wrong with working to have such things as long as doing so does not become our only goal.

April 25, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


There will always be Sunday

Several years ago, I heard a sermon titled, "It's Friday, but Sunday's a coming." I don't remember everything about it, but I do remember where the idea came from.

April 25, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Celebrate that Jesus is alive

Easter is later this year than usual. It is very rare for Easter to come on the last Sunday of April. We have to wait much longer than we usually do. But we wait with great anticipation. We know, as Paul Harvey used to say, "the rest of the story."

April 25, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Don't use excuses to not obey

"I am as good as they are."

April 20, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Jesus will help fulfill destiny

When we think of why Jesus Christ came to earth more than 2,000 years ago, we might think of how he taught, healed or preached the good news of salvation. We might even think of how he lived a perfect life of example. All of these are important, but they are not the main reason he came.

April 20, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Let your soul be regulated by Holy Spirit

It's that time of year when I am so glad I have a programmable thermostat in my home. That is one of the most remarkable gadgets I ever have installed.

April 20, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Fans await Singing Shepherds concert

The eighth Annual Shepherds in Concert event is set for 6 p.m. April 30, at Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church in Allenhurst. Billed as an evening of praise and worship, the concert promises to be memorable.

April 18, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Jesus proved it's possible to get back up

There are many obstacles we must overcome or maneuver around in our lives. Sometimes these hurdles seem like they're almost too much to handle and we feel like giving up altogether. Life can hit so hard that it knocks the wind right out of us.

April 18, 2011 | By Pastor Tom Johnson III Columnist | Faith


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About half of atheist kids find religion later in life, report shows

The Pew Research Center released a report earlier this week that looked at the religious landscape of the United States.

May 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


The difference between free speech and hate speech

The satirical minds behind the controversial French weekly Charlie Hebdo received a standing ovation on Tuesday as they accepted the PEN American Center’s Toni and James C Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award, despite protests claiming that the magazine "violates the acceptable."

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.

May 18, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Make sure every day is Mother's Day

Last weekend, people all across America celebrated Mother's Day. It is a time when children, husbands and churches found ways to show appreciation for what mothers do.

May 16, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Religion in America is changing, not dying, some observers say

Many of the initial reports on the Pew Research Center's study on America's changing religious landscape could leave the impression that religion is on the decline in the United States.

May 16, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


What this homeless man did with his final 18 cents ‘moved’ a church

Leaders of a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, were emotionally moved by a donation they received this week from a homeless man who donated what could have been his final 18 cents to the congregation, according to WBTV, a local news station in North Carolina.

May 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Listen to God during life's trials

I have to share something with you: So far, the year 2015 has not been a good one for my health.

May 15, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


How interfaith groups are combating the rise in anti-Semitism

The rise in anti-Semitism, highlighted by murderous attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year, suggests a looming concern on the global stage, and a conflict between elements of radical Islam and Jewish people. But in several corners of the world, Jews and Muslims are working together to combat the scourge, and those involved say they're seeing positive results:

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


Bible-themed TV drama doubles as church sermon starter

The popular NBC television series "A.D.: The Bible Continues" is not only a Sunday-evening must see for many viewers — they're also getting sermons based on the show's themes in church.

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


Coffee shop opens its purple door to help 'street kids'



Homelessness is a world-wide problem. Once a person finds themselves in that situation, it can be difficult to get back on their own two feet again.

May 15, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: How's your technical track record?

Not too long ago my friend — we’ll call her Geri — finished taking her final college exams. She has earned her degree one or two classes at a time. Her grandchildren are very proud.

May 15, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Sin is not God's fault; He does have cure

When God created man and woman on Day Six of the creation week, he had provided all that they needed.

May 14, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


The kindness of a stranger toward a single mom will leave you in tears



Every Friday night, a single mother and her three children eat out at a restaurant — a special family tradition. She works hard at her job and as a mother. She's also a domestic abuse survivor.

May 14, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Why the cartoonist of Charlie Hebdo will no longer draw the Prophet Muhammad

Renald Luzier, a cartoonist who frequently contributes to the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, has decided he no longer has any interest in depicting Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

May 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Mainline Protestant decline in membership as unaffiliated, Muslims and Hindus gain

A dramatic rise in the number of spiritually "unaffiliated" Americans, mirroring a decline in the number of American Christians, has occurred in the past seven years, signaling significant changes for mainline Protestant denominations and the Roman Catholic Church, a new report reveals.

May 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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