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What a friend Christians have in Jesus

Joseph M. Scriven (1819-96), who wrote the poem "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," was no stranger to trials and sadness.

November 07, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Does the church need revival?

"The church has many critiques but no revivals." This anonymous quote was an opening of careful reflection for me.

November 06, 2013 | By Pastor Kathleen Ayala Columnist | Faith


Hope is the one thing we really need

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.

October 29, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Words have more power than you think

There are so many ways one can misuse the tongue. Cursing, tale bearing, gossip, boasting and lying are just a few ways that words can be misused. Cursing in our day seems to have become a way of life for so many. It is as if some people could not talk unless they used a curse word in their speech.

October 29, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God's word works if you work it

"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." - Isaiah 55:11

October 28, 2013 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


Be an advertisement for Godly living

Recently, my wife and I went on a short trip to the mountains. We happened to be there over a Sunday, so we went to a church close to the motel.

October 22, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Lord will be with you while you wait

When I was young, my mother read to me often. As I grew, the books were placed in my hands so that I could read them.

October 22, 2013 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Are you following commands of men or God?

The book of Acts tells how the people in the first century obeyed the Gospel.

October 22, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Appreciate your pastor this -- and every -- month

"Now, brothers and sisters, we ask you to appreciate those who work hard among you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. Respect them with a very special love because of the work they do. Live in peace with each other." - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NCV)

October 21, 2013 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


St. Philip's hosts state bishop

St. Philip's Episcopal Church hosted the 10th bishop of Georgia, the Right Reverend Scott Anson Benhase, for his annual visitation Sunday, Oct. 6.

October 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Faith


We need to know the rules in life

The other day, I went to one of my grandson's football game. Like most sporting events, the fans - in this case, mostly parents - were yelling words of encouragement as well as instructions to the referees.

October 15, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Come to God like a child

Every Sunday morning in our church, we have a time that we call, "Children's Time." The boys and girls from about ages 3-8 come forward and gather around me while I tell them a Bible story, and try to apply it to their lives.

October 15, 2013 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Stay blessed, give the Lord your best

God has blessed Christians with so many things.

October 15, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Let the commanding spirit guide you

The ability to command spirits is given to the believer by the power of God, exercised only through the Holy Spirit.

October 15, 2013 | By Pastor Mark Fields Columnist | Faith


Does God still answer our prayers?

In 1 John 5:14-15, we read, "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: That if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him."

October 08, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Going to church could help people live longer

Fitting a worship service into your weekly schedule could extend your life, according to a new study on church attendance and mortality published this week ...

May 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How to make your life count

Recently, I read "Why They Stay." The book discusses reasons that young people give for their continuing to be involved in church life.

May 20, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


How to make your life count

Recently, I read "Why They Stay." The book discusses reasons that young people give for their continuing to be involved in church life.

May 20, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Give yourself over to God

Loving God with all our being needs to be one's feeling and desire toward God.

May 19, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Fulfilling a promise he made in the second grade had his grandparents in tears

Stefun Darts was an ambitious second-grader when he made the promise to pay off his grandparents’ mortgage so they would no longer have to work ...

May 19, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


What's lost when people stop talking about faith in public?

Kimmy Ertel-Waterman was shy growing up, but she embraced life as a Christian missionary in Romania, seeking out opportunities to share her faith with strangers ...

May 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Listen to what a teen with autism said when he finally got a voice

The world is a beautiful place with beautiful experiences to offer. Each person will experience life differently because of the unique set of weaknesses, trials ...

May 19, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


Supreme Court sends birth control mandate challenge back to lower courts

The government gets to provide contraceptive coverage to employees of religious nonprofits. Those religious objectors won't face heavy fines for refusing to provide coverage ...

May 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


5 simple ways to become more like Jesus

"What would Jesus do?" This question has been asked for centuries. Mothers have used it on their children, preachers have used it in sermons and ...

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


Why what others think doesn’t matter

If you are anything like me, when someone compliments you and praises your accomplishments, it puts a huge smile on your face and makes your ...

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


Faith leaders question how to address gun violence in churches

The Rev. Rob Schenck believes all life is sacred. He built his ministry and his reputation around anti-abortion activism, preaching from picket lines in front ...

May 17, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Who is Jesus Christ to you?

In the gospels, Jesus Christ described himself in several ways by using the heading "I am."

May 14, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Are you living what you believe? Play this game to find out.

Hanging on the wall in our guest room is a framed message that simply says “Believe.” A friend gave it to me a few years ...

May 14, 2016 | Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | Faith


Mother's Day raises all hope

We celebrated Mother's Day Sunday. It is always one of the largest attended Sundays in most churches.

May 13, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Christ doesn't just provide answers; he is the answer

It seems that man today is always looking for someone to blame.

May 12, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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