Serving as a pastor close to a military base has been a wonderful experience for me. I have met so many wonderful people who have served our country, and for that I am grateful.
God created man to worship and love him. He had prepared a place for man to dwell, providing all of man's needs. (Genesis 1, 2). In doing this, God allowed for his creation, man, to be able to decide to obey him or to follow another way (Joshua 24:15).
Few people may realize that the Apostle Matthew may have been the original party animal.
I am convinced that the Bible is right, but somebody else is wrong. I cannot call right wrong and wrong right.
This week, I was at a conference in Florida. During a break, I went outside and sat down by a small lake. I glanced down and saw half of a bird's eggshell lying on the ground.
As I do almost every year, I have planted a vegetable garden. There are tomato, pepper, cucumber, squash, okra, cabbage, broccoli and lettuce plants growing even now.
Many people have things that they are going to "get around to."
The installation consecration service for Pastor Stanford L. Anderson, the new First District president of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia was April 6 at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond Hill.
"And they came unto the brook of Eshcol and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs … And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants, and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight" (Numbers 13:23-33).
The other day, I went by one of the local volunteer fire stations and noticed a lot of vehicles there at what I presumed was a regular training session.
I fancy myself a golfer. Not a great one, mind you, but I usually play well enough to enjoy myself.
When things happen in the world, such as the recent bombings, some ask "Where was God when this happened?"
Three times a year, Jews still celebrate the Festivals of the Lord. The church world has just celebrated Easter, when we reflect on the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. For Jews, this season is called Passover, the Festival of Unleavened Bread and the Festival of First Fruits.
Members of Life United Pentecostal Church in Hinesville are having dual celebrations this weekend.
There is a verse in Proverbs that we Christians like to trust in as one of the great promises of God. Chapter 22, verse 6 reads like this: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."
Man has been searching for the fountain of youth for thousands of years.
We heard community leaders and pastors call for renewal and revival in the United States and around the world. We read various commands and exhortations near the end of the Epistle of James.
We officially have made it into a new year - 2014. For many, the old year, 2013, was not so good a year with many of life's challenges.
"Baby, it's cold outside!" Now, if the forecasters are correct, that may not be the case by the time you are reading this. But on the day I am writing, it definitely is cold.
The Bible is God's word. Not everyone wants to follow what it says, but it still is God's word.
The Apostle Paul says in Philippians 3:14, "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
It's another new year, and our county's spiritual leaders are busy implementing goals to move their churches forward.
We have just celebrated one of the most sacred times on the Christian calendar - the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
Another new year has come.
The new year has begun and it is a great time to change your life for the better. The New Year's resolutions may not have lasted very long or may soon be only a memory. The best way to have a great year and life is to put God in your life, in the proper place.
"For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief." - Proverbs 24:16
Have you ever wished you could go back and do things differently? Have you ever wished that you could go back in time and make different decisions that took you to places that you would rather not be?
You can admit it. At the end of the day, when you see all of the wrapping paper on the floor, and all of the gifts have been opened (and some are already broken), you have at some point thought or said, "Is that all?"
As this year winds to an end, it is gives each person time to look back not only on the past year but their entire lives. To the young, it seems that life will last forever, but to those who are older, the fact that life will not last forever becomes more apparent with each passing year. In fact the years seem to be rushing by, heading to eternity.
During this season, I'd like to encourage each of us to find Christ in Christmas.