Being the pastor of a church is an awesome assignment, but becoming the pastor of the 135-year old historic Midway Congregational United Church of Christ is quite an honor and humbling experience.
"When I was 12 years old, I rode my bicycle from Savannah to Riceboro and have lived there since. When other young children were thinking about school, I was trying to figure out how to get more horsepower out of engines," Bishop James H. McKenzie said.
I so loved and dearly prized you that I gave my only begotten, unique Son so that if you believe in, cling to, rely on Him, you shall not perish, come to destruction or be lost, but have eternal everlasting life.
Do you believe God has plans for something great to happen in your life? You know deep inside that God is able and willing, and you know that His word will accomplish what it is sent out to do.
Instead of rushing to the clubs on Saturday night, Jan. 27, young people were hurrying to get a seat at Unity Church of God in Jesup. It was a packed house, filled with young, middle age, old, white and black. More than 1,000 people attended the service, which featured international evangelist Perry Stone.
"For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness." Psalm 84:10
When God created the heavens and the earth, He presented to us the first example of love and harmony. Every action of God includes the thought of harmony and His deep love toward us.
Last week's subject was, "You can't do it by yourself." This week we look at the situation in a different perspective.
By Edith Anderson Special to the Courier There was a time doctors said he would never walk again, but that was just a prognosis, not his beliefs. Pastor Arthur Hennigan of Hinesville not only walks, but preaches and teaches the word of God. "While I was in the military, I was frostbitten. When I was later diagnosed with diabetes, I had no circulation. Eventually, my leg was amputated." Hennigan didn't let amputation stop him. Today, ...
He is a long way from his home in Colorado, but he is enjoying his new assignment in Liberty County. This servant of God has a burden to help the people in the Hinesville area.
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.
There are so many ways one can misuse the tongue. Cursing, tale bearing, gossip, boasting and lying are just a few ways that words can be misused. Cursing in our day seems to have become a way of life for so many. It is as if some people could not talk unless they used a curse word in their speech.
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." - Isaiah 55:11
Recently, my wife and I went on a short trip to the mountains. We happened to be there over a Sunday, so we went to a church close to the motel.