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Watch the tide to understand repentance

I think one of the most intriguing things is the tides in our creeks and rivers.

July 19, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Trust in the Lord and have no fear

By the time you read this, I will be home from vacation. My wife and I headed to the beach for a little relaxation. I made plans to read, eat seafood and play golf. I ran along the beach and even put my toes in the ocean once or twice – but not too far.

July 19, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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


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Unity for the sake of souls that need saving

In 1 Corinthians 1:10, the Apostle Paul states, "I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of ...

August 22, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Lord is available when you need him

It recently happened to me again. I was trying to log in on some account on the computer and typed in the wrong password. And ...

August 21, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


How Arab women are fighting negative stereotypes with art

The muzzle of a rifle peeks out from between two feet in Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat's 1994 print "Allegiance with Wakefulness." Script covering the ...

August 20, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Faith


God's word will save you if you follow it

There are people who refuse to follow God's word. They do not listen to the directions given by God for a good life and ...

August 20, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How should faith–based charities spend taxpayer money? New federal regulations may please all sides

Nearly 20 years of contention over the relationship between faith-based charitable groups and federal agencies that dispense social service program grants may have moved toward ...

August 20, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


A wave of modest swimsuits is surging

As this swim season comes to an end, retail companies have seen an increase of women veering away from skimpy bikinis and sexy one-pieces, and ...

August 20, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Meet the woman who just married God as a sign of devotion to her faith

Jessica Hayes just got married in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Indiana, this past Saturday.

August 20, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Youth conference at Live Oak this weekend

A youth explosion is coming to Hinesville on Friday and Saturday.

August 19, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


As the U.S. returns to Cuba, Christianity rises

Friday morning was a monumental moment for U.S. and Cuba relations as the U.S. raised its flag at its newly reopened embassy in ...

August 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


'Today' show host Kathie Lee Gifford explains how faith helped her after her husband's death

NFL legend Frank Gifford died last week at 84, leaving behind his wife and "Today" show host, Kathie Lee Gifford.

August 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Believe in and follow God's word

And Samuel said unto Jesse, "Are all thy children here?" And he said, "There remaineth yet the youngest, and behold, he keeps the sheep." Samuel ...

August 18, 2015 | By Pastor Bernard Harper Columnist | Faith


God is calling us to share good news

After these things, the Lord appointed 70 others also, and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place where he ...

August 17, 2015 | By Cynthia Bryant Guest columnist | Faith


This man spent an entire year taking the Bible literally. Here's what happened

What would it be like to take every commandment in the Bible literally?

August 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Failed expectations can be gifts from God

Recently, I wanted to buy a good used vehicle and checked on craigslist.org. I found what I thought matched my expectations, but I had ...

August 15, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be who the Lord made you to be

I have two dogs, sisters from the same litter. They will be 9 years old in two months. They are really funny dogs. They do ...

August 14, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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