Besides recently becoming a shoo in for a seat on the Liberty County Commission, Gary Gilliard has been heading up a program that combats alcoholism and other drug addictions.
What does it mean to be set apart? In the Christian world, there are many things said and even quoted from scripture about man. Words that should have such great meaning become clichés. They are often revalued to the point of benign rhetoric.
He has a powerful and inspiring message, yet a sense of humbleness surrounds him. From his humble beginnings in little Riceboro to his promotion to the office of bishop, this man of God says he is just a "servant of God."
National Day of Prayer Key Scripture: "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped." Ps 28:7a (KJV)
The new sanctuary is almost complete and there is a sense of excitement among members of Gum Branch Baptist, awaiting the opening of the 500-seat sanctuary.
I am excited about the role of Christians in today's world. Jesus said "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." Matthew 5:13
With the astronomical increase in gasoline prices in recent months, driving to Savannah is becoming a luxury. People often drive to Savannah because locally certain items are not available.
How many times have we heard someone knock at your door, saw who it was, but cleaned up a bit before we let them in?
Pleasant Grove AME Church of Hinesville is at 1450 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Sunday school is at 8:30 a.m., with worship service at 10 a.m. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. The church's annex, which was to serve as a temporary church while a new one was being constructed next door, suffered fire damage in March and has yet to be rebuilt. For more information, call 368-3266 or 368-4112.
They're back! Yes, the Singing Shepherds are ready for another concert. If you want to see people gather to have a good time, tell them a gospel sing is taking place. For five years, the community has been blessed with the annual Shepherds in Concert. This year promises to be no exception. On April 26, at 6 p.m., the fifth Annual Shepherds in Concert will be at Trinity Missionary Baptist Temple in Hinesville. This event ...
The Laymen Ministry of St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Ludowici, where Dr. James L. Evans is pastor, will have its annual Lay Day Service on Sunday, April 20, at 4 p.m.
Live Oak Church of God in Hinesville has grown tremendously since its humble beginnings 61 years ago. It is one of the fastest growing, multicultural churches in Liberty County.
"And the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as He promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together."
A native of Trinidad, he is quite a distance from home. He has settled in the Coastal Empire and is making an impact in the community.
During his earthly ministry, Jesus loved and accepted people just as they were. To the rich, poor, popular and the not so famous, his message was the same.
The book of Acts tells how the people in the first century obeyed the Gospel.
"Now, brothers and sisters, we ask you to appreciate those who work hard among you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. Respect them with a very special love because of the work they do. Live in peace with each other." - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NCV)
St. Philip's Episcopal Church hosted the 10th bishop of Georgia, the Right Reverend Scott Anson Benhase, for his annual visitation Sunday, Oct. 6.
The other day, I went to one of my grandson's football game. Like most sporting events, the fans - in this case, mostly parents - were yelling words of encouragement as well as instructions to the referees.
Every Sunday morning in our church, we have a time that we call, "Children's Time." The boys and girls from about ages 3-8 come forward and gather around me while I tell them a Bible story, and try to apply it to their lives.
God has blessed Christians with so many things.
The ability to command spirits is given to the believer by the power of God, exercised only through the Holy Spirit.
In 1 John 5:14-15, we read, "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: That if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him."
Did you hear about the man who decided that he wanted to become the smartest man in the world?
The soul of man will live somewhere in eternity, either in a place of life or of death (Matthew 25:46). God has been clear in his word that his desire is for all men to be saved (1 Timothy 2:3-4).
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14
In Matthew 26, we are told that there was a woman who poured expensive perfume on Jesus' head.
Today is bill-paying day.
Most, if not all, newspapers have an obituary section. I have heard older people joke that they read that section to make sure they are not dead yet. Others read it to see if they know anyone listed.
They may not be playing in The Masters, but they are playing for a worthy cause.