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New Ludowici pastor ministers to all

Excitement is in the air at Ludowici Church of God. Friends and congregants are grateful for their new pastor, the Rev. David A. Holton.

August 23, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Forgiveness improves lives

Over the years, I have encountered many who walk around with unforgiving hearts. In fact, you would be surprised at the number of people who harbor ill feelings toward others and refuse to extend forgiveness. There are family members, friends, coworkers and even Christian brothers and sisters who avoid speaking to one another for years because of a silly incident.

August 23, 2010 | By Rev. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Missionary reaches out to world's children

Global missionary Johanna Long is visiting First Baptist Church in Hinesville this weekend and she said she's excited to share stories of her international adventures and work with the children of Central Africa.

August 23, 2010 | By John Scherer Special to the Courier | Faith


Make the commitment to live for the ones you love

Well, school is fully in session again. It's hard to believe, isn't it? The buses are running, the teachers and students are excited, and "the three R's" are being taught and learned at a record pace.

August 16, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God's word is necessary for spiritual growth

The apostle Peter wrote, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby" (I Peter 2:2).

August 16, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pastor busy fishing for souls

Earl D. Williams, pastor of Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway, loves to fish, but seldom has the time to enjoy his hobby. He said he's too busy fishing for souls.

August 16, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Church, where are you?

Growing up in church has given me a unique perspective on walking the Christian walk. I've had opportunities to share the room with gifted men and women of God. Generally, as pastors and parishioners, we're able to quote scripture dealing with the "fruits of the spirit" - love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, faith, etc. However, we all know that quoting scripture and actually practicing what you preach are two separate things.

August 16, 2010 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Men should learn to trust in God

The prophet Isaiah was sent to the people of Israel to try and get them to turn back to God, putting all their trust in Him.

August 09, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Christians are ambassadors of God's hope

In 1 Peter 3:15, Christians are told to "always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have."

August 09, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be part of what the Lord is doing

Okay, I have to admit it. I love baseball. I know that many in the younger generation are bored by the game. But I find it fascinating.

August 09, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Church celebrates ministries for a week

During the week of Aug. 9-14, First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hinesville will celebrate its ministry anniversaries at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Victor Couzens Sr., of the Inspirational Baptist Church in Cincinnati, will speak Monday through Friday. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, the Rev. William Miller, of New Fellowship Baptist Church in Glennville, will speak.

August 09, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Balance life's ups and downs

Another day up, another day down. Let's look at life one day at a time. Yes, we all have a calendar full of appointments and events. But we must slow down and thank God for letting us live one day at a time. We won't live forever, so it's important to be grateful for every hour and every day.

August 09, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


First step in preparing for Heaven is believing in Heaven

I will never forget the day for as long as I live. I was sitting on the living room sofa in my home in Warren, Mich., listening to my sister on the phone from Atlanta.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Does God get as much as He gives?

Despite what some may believe and even try and teach, God is a loving God.

August 02, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Take time to smell the lilies of the field

The other day I was walking around the house and just happened to notice out of the corner of my eye a lily that had just bloomed.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Jesus loves us, for the Bible tells us so

"Jesus Loves Me," a song known far and wide, normally is considered a kids' song, but every adult should know and understand it.

March 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Through Jesus, go out like a lamb

One of the favorite sayings about the month of March is, "In like a lion, out like a lamb."

March 20, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Leading female evangelical blazes trails, builds bridges

Around 25 years ago, Karen Swallow Prior and her husband, Roy, were walking to their car in a Buffalo, New York, drugstore parking lot when they came upon two men in a heated argument.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


When weddings become protests: the debate over civil marriage in Lebanon

There was much to perplex the Greek official presiding over Samer and Eva’s wedding last summer.

March 20, 2015 | Sophie Chamas Deseret News | Faith


Be careful what you say

Are you on social media? The various methods for communicating today have multiplied - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram and on it goes. And yes, those are all spelled correctly.

March 19, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Fidelity starts outside the bedroom

There's a song in heavy rotation on the radio these days that goes something like this.

March 18, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Muslim teachers can wear headscarves, German court rules

Ending years of contention over religious garb, Germany's constitutional court has ruled in favor of Muslim teachers who want to wear a headcovering in class. Opponents maintain teachers wearing the scarves in class will violate Germany's post-war "neutrality" principles.

March 18, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


This will make you rethink how you spend your minutes



One minute seems like a pretty inconsequential amount of time. But, have you ever considered what you can actually do with one minute?

March 17, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Quebec charter left a legacy of religious, racial tension

Yasmine had a generous scholarship to study in her hometown of Montréal, where her family migrated from Algeria before she was born and where many of her friends live.

March 17, 2015 | Maria Vanta Deseret News | Faith


The Christian’s call to service

"No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier." - 2 Timothy 2:3

March 16, 2015 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen | Faith


God has shown mankind the perfect way to live

God gave His Son to die for the sins of mankind (John 3:16), and He gave man the Bible to know how man is to serve Him (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

March 15, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


ValueSpeak: St. Patrick's Day helps with growing, learning, changing

There was only one thing I didn’t like about Mom’s corned beef and cabbage.

March 15, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


The more wealthy a nation, the less religious it is — except for America

Citizens from wealthy nations are less likely than citizens from poor nations to see religion as an important role in their daily lives, according to a recent report from The Pew Research Center.

March 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Spirituality is not only light, it's shade and shadow

Traditionally, spiritual moments are moments filled with “light.”

March 14, 2015 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Being content with what we have

The other morning, I was listening to a sports radio station when I heard something that caught my attention.

March 13, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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