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Rise of the idol-crushing kings

If the heart of man is, as John Calvin described it, "an idol-making factor," then the way in which those idols are destroyed should be of utmost importance to us.

August 22, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


Try to encourage those around you

In Romans 12:15, Paul wrote, "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn."

August 22, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Liberty Prayer Chapel celebrating anniversary

After nine years of dedicated and faithful service, Liberty Prayer Chapel in the heart of Hinesville is celebrating another anniversary.

August 22, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Trust God when He says yes

In this life, there are various struggles we deal with on a daily basis. Some of us are constantly turned away, rejected and talked about.

August 22, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Mercy triumphs through judgment

Jonathan Edwards made the following astonishing statement in "The Wisdom of God Displayed in the Way of Salvation":

August 17, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


Bless your persecutors

To say that we live in a country that is divided on many issues would be an understatement. We have gotten to the point that individual states are defined as either blue or red and most of us know what that means.

August 17, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Don't misunderstand God

Some misunderstand God's promise of eternal life. They of think they can do what they want in the name of religion and it will be acceptable to God.

August 17, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Consider providing spiritual help for those less fortunate

The presence of the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi has been woven into the fabric of who we are as Liberty County. The 3rd Infantry Division is often the first major fighting force sent into areas where our country is either trying to preserve our own liberty or helping other countries achieve theirs.

August 15, 2011 | Dr. Peggy Rayman | Faith


Winning souls for the kingdom of God

Long County has a new church and a pastor who is eager to become a part of the community.

August 15, 2011 | Edith Anderson Coastal Courier correspondent | Faith


Consider others before disobeying

Romans 6:23 tells us that the wage of sin is death, meaning eternal separation from God. The only way to prevent this from happening is to become a follower of Jesus Christ, allowing him to forgive us from our sins. After accepting Christ, we become free from the power of sin, which means that willful sin doesn't have to be a way of life.

August 08, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


You should not run from God

In the Bible, there is an account of a man named Jonah who tried to run from God. He was to go to the city of Nineveh and "cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me" (Jonah 1:1).

August 08, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Get to know the power of God

The language of blessing is used today with little to no understanding of its nature or cost.

August 08, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


Couple celebrates life in religion

A weeklong celebration for the leaders of Faith Temple Holiness Church concludes today. Bishop Corth Nelson Sr., who was ordained as a bishop in 2007, is the founder and presiding prelate bishop over Faith Temple Holiness Church Ministry in Liberty and Long counties. His wife, Pastor Geraldine Nelson, is the co-founder and general mother/pastor.

August 08, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God is faithful toward us

Mankind has become so unfaithful and uncommitted. Men and women have little regard for faithfulness when it comes to the bonds of marriage. Their relationships lack commitment. There was a time when a man's word meant something; a man's word was his bond.

August 08, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


Former resident now youth pastor in Florida

Joseph Michael Yarbrough was elected student pastor of teenage, youth and young adults at First Baptist Church Arcadia in Arcadia, Fla., according to its pastor, the Rev. Richard Englert Jr.

August 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Faith


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Do God's will to obtain eternal life

Jesus said, "Not everyone that saith unto me 'Lord, Lord' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my ...

July 23, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools



Although credited with establishing Sears, Roebuck & Company as a leading American retailer, Julius Rosenwald's name has largely been unremembered in the decades since he ...

July 23, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Christian schools take stance on homosexuality policies

With same-sex marriage now legal across the country, the question has surfaced about whether religious-affiliated schools will accommodate gay or lesbian students, staff and faculty ...

July 22, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis taps media-savvy priest for key Los Angeles role

Father Robert Barron may be ready for his close-up. The media-savvy Roman Catholic priest whose public television series "Catholicism" drew wide acclaim, has been named ...

July 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The title of Harper Lee’s new book comes from the Bible

Last Tuesday, book readers and literature enthusiasts alike celebrated across the country as “Go Set a Watchman” — the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To ...

July 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Jesus is best hope in world for Christians

What is hope? In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it is defined as "a confident expectation that a desire will be fulfilled; wishful trust; something which one ...

July 20, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


Religious freedom experts worry about their First Amendment rights after marriage ruling

Long-held American views of religious liberty may be rapidly shifting in the wake of a June 26 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the ...

July 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Is religion failing? The Dalai Lama has a surprising answer

It isn't just American demographers and church planters who are concerned about the rise of the "nones," or the spiritually unaffiliated. Tenzin Gyatso, the ...

July 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


God is faithful and as assured as the sun

One time, when I was traveling by plane, we had risen above a storm system with the thick clouds below us. I had the window ...

July 18, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Muslims celebrate completion of Ramadan fasting during Eid al-Fitr

Many of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims will be spending Friday celebrating the completion of Ramadan, a month-long observance of fasting from dawn ...

July 17, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Adventists celebrate Ellen G. White 100 years after her death

Ellen G. White, whose visions helped shape the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was remembered worldwide on the centennial of her July 16, 1915 ...

July 17, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Follow God's book, don't write your own

Man sees the need for standards in everyday life. The mechanic knows there are standard-size parts. And the seamstress knows the number of inches in ...

July 16, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Religion doesn't exclude scientific fact

Have you heard about the so-called war between science and religion? There are many individuals in both camps who are convinced that the two can ...

July 16, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What God, Lord Ganesha and green tea have in common with Katy Perry

Katy Perry has caused somewhat of an uproar in the news with her desire to purchase a former Los Angeles Catholic convent.

July 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Non-Muslims get a glimpse of Islam's holiest night of the year

Wrapping up the holy month of Ramadan, 1.6 billion Muslims around the world are amping up their worship during the last 10 days of ...

July 16, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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