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It is more blessed to give than receive

I think one of the nicest things that the local fire departments do to bring in the spirit of Christmas is the annual visit of Santa Claus coming through the neighborhoods.

December 20, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Accept God's gift to mankind

Everyone loves gifts and during the Christmas season, many of them are exchanged. People will go into debt to buy gifts for their children, families and friends. Often, caught up in the hype of gift-giving, we forget the real purpose of this holiday. We forget that this is a day that we have set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world.

December 20, 2010 | By Dr. Alvin L. Jackson Columnist | Faith


Best Christmas present is free

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16

December 20, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Congregation works to keep kids warm

The members of St. Phillip's Episcopal Church believe year round in the spirit of giving, whether that means providing a meal to a homeless person or putting a shivering child in a jacket.

December 17, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer\ | Faith


Putting disappointment in perspective

At this time of year a person gets used to traveling down certain roads and looking for Christmas lights. Some people consistently light up their homes or lawns with these beautiful displays. This year I have noticed that some such displays are missing – my guess is that it could be because of the economy.

December 13, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


What God has given

When we stop to think of all the things God has given, it really is unbelievable. His generosity toward man is immeasurable.

December 13, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What will you do with Jesus this season?

Last week I asked you to take a Christmas quiz with me. I would not do that to you two weeks in a row. But I will ask you again, how much do you know about this season? And even more, how much do you need to know?

December 13, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Radio evangelist reaches wide audience

Evangelist Marie Butler of Jesup is not your typical preacher, but she has a wide audience.

December 13, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


What kind of God is this?

I think about the love I have for my wife all the time, especially the feeling I have when I see her smile. The joy that comes over me when I am the source of that smile is overwhelming. Sometimes the hair on the back of my neck stands up when she walks into a room. It is easy to love someone this way, especially when you know that the love is reciprocal. I am sure there are some husbands who can identify with what I am saying.

December 13, 2010 | By Pastor Tom Johnson III Columnist | Faith


Don't forget why you're celebrating

How much do you know about Christmas? I would like for you to take a Christmas quiz with me today. Are you ready?

December 07, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Only one way leads to Heaven

We all have ways of doing things. As human beings, created in the image of God and given the ability to make choices, sometimes we disagree. God gives us this license when it comes to earthly things.

December 07, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


You don't have to spend money to give

The scripture tells us that "it is more blessed to give than to receive."

December 07, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Remember to stay focused on Jesus

It is very easy during this time of the year to lose focus on what is important. With the pressure of society, family and friends, sometimes we find ourselves caught in a whirlwind of wants, requests and desires that blur the vision that was so clearly mapped out for us just a few months earlier.

December 06, 2010 | By Pastor Tom Johnson III Special to the Courier | Faith


Church plans grand production

Christmas is almost here and people are gearing up for the holiday with a variety of festivities and activities.

December 06, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Who is it you're giving thanks to?

At this time of year, we hear a lot about the things we should be thankful for, such as family, good health, financial resources and the things we need that they buy. It is important to give thanks for the blessings of life that we receive. But there is another question that needs to be answered: Who is the recipient of our thanks?

November 29, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Religion in America is changing, not dying, some observers say

Many of the initial reports on the Pew Research Center's study on America's changing religious landscape could leave the impression that religion is on the decline in the United States.

May 16, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


What this homeless man did with his final 18 cents ‘moved’ a church

Leaders of a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, were emotionally moved by a donation they received this week from a homeless man who donated what could have been his final 18 cents to the congregation, according to WBTV, a local news station in North Carolina.

May 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Listen to God during life's trials

I have to share something with you: So far, the year 2015 has not been a good one for my health.

May 15, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


How interfaith groups are combating the rise in anti-Semitism

The rise in anti-Semitism, highlighted by murderous attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year, suggests a looming concern on the global stage, and a conflict between elements of radical Islam and Jewish people. But in several corners of the world, Jews and Muslims are working together to combat the scourge, and those involved say they're seeing positive results:

May 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Bible-themed TV drama doubles as church sermon starter

The popular NBC television series "A.D.: The Bible Continues" is not only a Sunday-evening must see for many viewers — they're also getting sermons based on the show's themes in church.

May 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Coffee shop opens its purple door to help 'street kids'



Homelessness is a world-wide problem. Once a person finds themselves in that situation, it can be difficult to get back on their own two feet again.

May 15, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: How's your technical track record?

Not too long ago my friend — we’ll call her Geri — finished taking her final college exams. She has earned her degree one or two classes at a time. Her grandchildren are very proud.

May 15, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Sin is not God's fault; He does have cure

When God created man and woman on Day Six of the creation week, he had provided all that they needed.

May 14, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


The kindness of a stranger toward a single mom will leave you in tears



Every Friday night, a single mother and her three children eat out at a restaurant — a special family tradition. She works hard at her job and as a mother. She's also a domestic abuse survivor.

May 14, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Why the cartoonist of Charlie Hebdo will no longer draw the Prophet Muhammad

Renald Luzier, a cartoonist who frequently contributes to the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, has decided he no longer has any interest in depicting Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

May 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Mainline Protestant decline in membership as unaffiliated, Muslims and Hindus gain

A dramatic rise in the number of spiritually "unaffiliated" Americans, mirroring a decline in the number of American Christians, has occurred in the past seven years, signaling significant changes for mainline Protestant denominations and the Roman Catholic Church, a new report reveals.

May 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Community can supplement mother's love

M is for the many things she gave me.

May 11, 2015 | By Pastor Daisy P. Edwards Columnist | Faith


National Day of Prayer draws Ludowici crowd

Several groups gathered Thursday in Ludowici to observe the 64th annual National Day of Prayer.

May 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Faith


No one was coming to this girl's birthday party. Then something amazing happened



Imagine having a child who gets rejected by her peers — on her birthday. As a parent, your heart breaks for her.

May 11, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Hinesville marks National Day of Prayer

Six ministers led scores of Hinesville residents in prayer on the old courthouse steps Thursday morning in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

May 11, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Faith


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