James Cannon was a typical ninth grader who was out riding his bicycle with a group of friends that fateful summer day. One moment he was riding his bike, the next he was laying paralyzed in the grass beside the highway.
We have been blessed with another year. In all that has happened this year, we still gather together to welcome and celebrate the joy of Christmas - the birth of the Christ Child, Jesus.
They currently have a powerful radio broadcast ministry and will soon establish a church. A Walk in the Word with Elder Derwin Puckerin and Evangelist Carol Puckerin airs at 8 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday on WTLD (90:5) in Jesup. The 30-minute radio broadcast has been airing for three years. "The broadcast was initially on Monday nights and started while my husband was in Iraq. God started dealing with me about wives who were left ...
Helping people is a key goal for the Mary Lou Fraser Counseling Center in Hinesville. The establishment of the center was the vision of the late Dr. Whit Fraser, a prominent physician who served Liberty County for many years. Fraser believed in affordable, whole-person care for all, regardless of social standing, race, gender or ability to pay. The center was established in 1986 in memory of Fraser's late wife, Mary Lou. Under the leadership and ...
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 Ch. 25 is no exception.
In Psalms 100, we are reminded to "Enter His gates with thanksgiving." In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Paul says that, "In everything gives thanks." A thankful attitude is not circumstantial or seasonal; it is a living part of Christian life.
At age 80, many people have retired and are relaxing and enjoying the children and grandchildren. Elder J.C. Kelly may have retired from his job working at the cleaners in New York, but he is still busy spreading the Word of God.
Although his church has only established since April 2006, Pastor Richard Hayes has a desire to see the community of believers come together for a time of fellowship. Consequently, he is hosting a Family of Believers' Fellowship at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at Brewton Parker Auditorium in Hinesville.
When the disciples asked Jesus why they were incapable of healing the little boy who had been tormented by demons, Jesus told them of their unbelief. When we doubt what the Word of God says about our situation, we lose ground.
Born in Paducah, Ky., Riley Dean Nelson has served as the minister of the Richmond Hill Church of Christ for 16 years and has been preaching full time for 20 years.
October 31 is celebrated in many countries around the world as Halloween. People decorate their homes and offices and many adults as well as children dress up in various costumes. Another part of Halloween is when the children go out trick or treating. Most children love candy, and on Halloween they receive an abundance of it while trick or treating.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:16 that you are the light of the world and in verse 16 He commands us to let our light shine before men that they might see our good works and glorify the Father in heaven.
Long ago, when there was the little white wooden church beside the road; and there was no air conditioner, padded pews or music in the church, people sang the old hymns and negro spirituals.
"A healthy church is one that serves God by meeting the needs of its community and its congregation. As the interim pastor, I am thrilled to be a part of this new chapter in the life of the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church," said Pastor John William "Bill" Lindeman.
Walter Ross has a smile and a voice that will arrest your attention. A noted preacher and teacher of the Word of God, he is also a gifted singer and musician. "I love to worship God. In worship, you have to remove yourself," Ross said. A native of Savannah, he has been a pastor for 37 years and has been in the ministry for 38. Ross is the pastor and founder of several churches. He ...
"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.
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.
"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
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.
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.