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Save a place in your heart for God

The Bible tells us that God is a jealous God: "For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: (Exodus 34:14).

July 19, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Bethesda Church takes mission trip to Dominican Republic

The Bethesda Church mission team recently completed its first overseas mission ministry trip to the Dominican Republic.

July 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Interim pastor happy to help transition

One of the largest churches in Liberty County, First Baptist Church of Hinesville, recently underwent a change in leadership.

July 18, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


There is a king in you

"For every time that You protected me when I did not know Your name, Lord, I say thank you. How You loved me and cared for me when I didn't return the same, I say thank you."

July 18, 2011 | By Pastor Denise Williams Columnist | Faith


Pastor follows in father's footsteps

The Rev. Tommy Ray, pastor of Poplar Head Baptist Church in Long County, is following in his father's footsteps. His father was the pastor for more than 30 years at the same church Ray now leads.

July 11, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Do you have the hook-up?

I recently returned to my hometown of Pine Bluff, Ark., which is about 45 minutes south of Little Rock, Ark., and has a population of more than 55,000 people. I spent a whole week enjoying the old neighborhood, relaxing with family and gazing in amazement at how things have changed.

July 11, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Obey God to fulfill you purpose

I am not a huge fan of the computer. Oh, I am well aware that they have made our lives better in many ways. I am grateful for the ways they make my life easier. I can send pictures to my dad at no cost. I can order stuff online. I can correct spelling and grammar mistakes easily and quickly.

July 11, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Is guilt going unpunished

This week a lot of people were glued to the TV screen or the internet or were listening to the radio awaiting the verdict of the Casey Anthony trial.

July 11, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


We need to know all the facts

Some recent court cases have been decided in a way that many people thought was wrong. Right or wrong, I could not say because I do not have all the facts. Without all the facts, it is impossible to come to the right conclusion.

July 11, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Be thankful we live in land of free

For Americans, the Fourth of July is a time to look back - and look up. On Independence Day, we take a break from our busy schedules to appreciate the blessings of freedom and liberty - the noble values upon which our nation was built. We look back with gratitude at our founding fathers' vision. We appreciate the courage of those who have protected our freedoms.

July 05, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God uses ordinary to do extraordinary

When God uses ordinary people beyond what is usual, ordinary or regular, He establishes the extraordinary. People do not usually think they are noteworthy, remarkable or exceptional in character. Outside of occasionally having a special, often temporary, task or responsibility, we may not address the possibility of being extraordinary. But there are "gifted" people among us. We celebrate their accomplishments with enthusiasm and amazement. What we may not consider is that God depends on ordinary people. The Bible shows us that ordinary people are chosen by God for phenomenal and special service.

July 05, 2011 | By Rev. Kathleen Ayala Columnist | Faith


Choose what matters most

When I was 16 years old, I had my dad drop me off at a lake to go fishing on his way to a church board meeting. This 30-acre private lake sat about a half of a mile off the road.

July 05, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Sing to the Lord with all your might

I have to admit that I love to sing. I sing along with the radio in the car. I sing in the shower. I sing as I work. (I'm not a good whistler, so I can't follow the advice of the Seven Dwarfs).

July 05, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God lets us decide; are we deciding right?

God made man a free moral agent: "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:15).

July 05, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God has purpose for all of us

In the book of Psalms we are told that God has a purpose for each one of us.

June 29, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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School district and secularists settle school prayer lawsuit

A federal lawsuit filed against a school district in Georgia for allegedly violating First Amendment rights by allowing football coaches to lead students in prayers ...

July 24, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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


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