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Put God first if you seek heaven

On Mt. Sinai when God gave the Ten Commandments to man, he made it plain that nothing was to come before him.

November 17, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Give thanks and honor the Lord

Often during the harvest season we want to focus more on the reaping and gathering aspect. However, today we want to focus on the one that blessed us with the harvest.

November 13, 2017 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


3 religious issues to watch during the tax reform debate

Republican leaders in both houses of Congress have put forward tax reform plans, proposing major changes to corporate tax rates and deduction rules. As they struggle to pass a bill by the end of the year, they'll face a number of potential roadblocks, including people of faith.

November 12, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: In tribute to our veterans

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

November 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


God's love leads to compassion

Forgiveness of others is not an option for a person who is a follower of Jesus Christ. One of the reasons why we ought to be ready to forgive those who sin against us is because the Lord was willing to forgive us when we couldn't earn it nor did we deserve it.

November 11, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Johann Sebastian Bach as a Protestant composer and 'The Fifth Evangelist'

Johann Sebastian Bach was born to a musical family in Eisenach, Germany, in 1685. After holding a variety of important musical positions, he arrived at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig in 1723, remaining there until his death in 1750. But neither the city fathers nor the general public appreciated his genius — many found his work too complicated — and already before he died, he and his music were widely dismissed as old-fashioned and out of style. During his lifetime, he was most highly esteemed as an organ and harpsichord virtuoso rather than as a composer, and, with time, he was only ...

November 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Don't miss out on serving him

I don't like to shop. But I like to get a bargain.

November 10, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


We all need forgiveness

Forgiveness is something all men need. Man has had a problem with sin since the time of Adam and Eve. Each person will stand in judgment for their own sins, not the sins of others (Ezek. 18:20). Forgiveness that is offered by God is for all men who will obey God's will. It is his desire for all men to be saved (I Tim. 2:4).

November 09, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


With the threat of violence looming, are sanctuaries still a place of peace?

The Rev. Erik Richtsteig was leading Mass when a shooter entered his sanctuary June 16, 2013. He'll never forget the gunshot that followed, which forever changed his relationship to his church.

November 09, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


We should be thankful for all the blessings we receive

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth forever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth forever. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth forever."

November 06, 2017 | By Bishop Fredrick Heath Columnist | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: 'The price of mortality'

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

November 05, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


The Light Divine in the life of Rumi

If you’ve never heard of a fellow named Rumi, be patient. You will.

November 05, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Acting on our convictions

Recently, I spoke on lessons to be learned from the life of Harriet Tubman. She was an American abolitionists, humanitarian and a scout and spy for the U.S. government. She had escaped slavery herself but then went back and helped rescue hundreds of enslaved people.

November 04, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


To know the source of truth

Some 2,000 years ago Pilate, as Jesus stood trial before him, asked this most significant question: "What is truth?" Pilate was responding to Jesus' words, "Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice."

November 03, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Learning from the past: Part 2

Last week we began looking at some lessons from Jeremiah chapter six. Jeremiah's listeners suffered from the sin of covetousness, from the least to the greatest.

November 02, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Be committed, minister his word

Ephesians 4: 11-12 says, "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of ...

February 03, 2018 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Father Serra and the California missions

The oldest historic buildings along the Pacific shore of the United States are the 21 (mostly 18th-century) California missions. Established as remote colonial outposts of ...

February 03, 2018 | Daniel Peterson Deseret News | Faith


Do good just as Jesus did

Well, I should have known it would happen. But still, it caught me off guard.

February 02, 2018 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


What makes honest friendship in a world of social media?

Being honest is hard, but being honest about important things is the hardest. I’m not talking about the once every six months bare your ...

February 01, 2018 | Brooke Romney Deseret News | Faith


Be pleasing to God, accept his love

John recorded, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have ...

February 01, 2018 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Trump's statements on faith and family elicit praise and criticism

President Donald Trump heralded the strength of American families and faith communities during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, presenting shared moral values ...

February 01, 2018 | Deseret Connect Deseret News special workflow | Faith


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