All members of the Lord's body are involved in a spiritual war. The reality of this daily war between God and Satan is undeniable. Satan's forces attack us daily. We should be on the offensive rather than awaiting the bullets and "fiery darts" of the great deceiver (Ephesians 6:16; John 8:44).
Peoria, Ill., is a long ways from Hinesville, and many people have never heard of it. But Liberty County and the surrounding counties are enjoying one of her native sons.
The Progressive Missionary Baptist Women Ministry will host its third annual conference July 26-28 at First Zion and First African Baptist in Riceboro.
Some people love to sing - in the shower, during the course of the day. Camia Brown of Hinesville is one of those people. In fact, singing is a family tradition. "There are singers on both sides of the family. If it had not been for my mother, father and grandmother, I would not be where I am or who I am today. They gave me wisdom at an early age," she said. But Brown ...
Scripture tells us that there is a time and a season to everything under the heaven. God has set each season in place for our benefit. I believe the church has entered a season of "Sabbath Rest." One of the Ten Commandments is:
Pastor James E. Garlen, 74, started preaching at a time when gasoline was less than 50 cents a gallon and the word "baby boomer" was not a part of our vocabulary.
I wonder what the world would see if there was a hidden video camera in the kitchen of most homes. No, I am not talking about cleanliness, pots and pans. I am thinking of how common courtesies are not present in our family.
Although he went into ministry late, he has a zeal and passion for working in the church and reaching out to others. A military retiree, he is embarking on yet another journey that requires him to "get on the road" again.
The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy, his son in the ministry, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)
This week we will celebrate Independence Day. As we reflect on this day, we have to be thankful for living in a country where we can enjoy freedom. But we must understand the freedom we enjoy comes at a great price.
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
In the midst of a growing community, this young pastor has a church that is reaching beyond the four walls to help others. Church members are known for their mission outreach and their efforts to empower those in need.
Have you ever heard the saying, "you're so heavenly bound until you're no earthly good?"
At 78, Pastor Henry H. Baker still preaches and teaches the word of God. Although he lives in McIntosh County, he travels to Liberty County to perform his pastoral duties. A native of Savannah, Baker has been in the ministry since 1974 and has served as pastor of Beach Hill Missionary Baptist in Midway for 27 years. He is also pastor of Second Woodland Baptist Church in Cox. Beach Hill Missionary Baptist has services on ...
By Daisy Edwards Special to the Coastal Courier (Hinesville, GA) Growing up in Miami, I never experienced a father's love. I was the first born of six children and the only one born out of wedlock. My mother married another man after I was born. Therefore, I was raised by mother and stepfather. He was very abusive to me and my sister, who was his biological daughter. I cried many nights and desired to run ...
I think that since history began, mankind has used numbers on a regular basis.
You may have noticed this - the "holiday season" is here.
Thanksgiving Day is approaching fast. At this time of year, many stop and take stock of all that they should be thankful.
They came to simply say, "Thank you."
"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.