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Spring is time of coming alive

I believe spring is finally here; the temperature is rising and the birds are singing. This is my favorite time of the year mainly because there is this feeling of coming alive. Another reason I like it is because of Easter; where we celebrate a Savior coming alive after He was killed and buried for three days. The significance of this is that He now sits at God the Father's side offering forgiveness and a new life for all who will put their lives in His hands. Jesus Christ died so that those who are depressed, lonely, hurting and ...

March 15, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Bryan County Church briefs

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 16491 Highway 144, Richmond Hill will soon be opening its Thrift Store "St. Elizabeth's Attic" which is located on the Church property. The church anticipates opening the store on Tuesday, March 16, with the grand opening to be announced. The store will be operated by volunteers from St. Elizabeth's. All proceeds to benefit charitable programs. Your tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated. The store hours are: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thursdays,10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Donations are now being accepted. Please telephone 727-2589 ...

March 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Faith


Know how to walk with God

Recorded in Genesis 5:24 are the words, "And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him." People down through the years have read these words and asked the question, "How can I walk this way?" As in all things religious we must look into the word of God to find the answer to our question.

March 15, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God remembers you

Well, tonight is not one of my favorite times of the year. No, tonight we "spring forward." That is, we move our clocks ahead one hour so that we can enjoy daylight savings time for the next few months. I have to admit that in enjoy the sun being out later as we move through the summer. But oh how I hate to lose that hour of sleep tonight. And as a pastor I know that it will have an impact on church attendance. No matter how many reminders we get, someone will forget to move their clocks. Every year ...

March 15, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Church hosts first women's conference

Although New Day Outreach Ministry in Walthourville was established just four years ago, Pastor Richard Hayes and his congregants are always thinking of ways to reach the community.

March 15, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Parenting isn't easy; it's required

Let me begin by quoting Proverbs 22:6: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."

March 15, 2010 | By Rev. Alvin Jackson Special to the Courier | Faith


First Baptist graduates 7 Stephen ministers

Residents of military communities like Hinesville, Fort Stewart, Liberty and the surrounding counties are often hundreds of miles away from their nearest family members. Many people don't have friends or caregivers on whom they can depend. During a personal crisis or problem, the distance can worsen a person's feelings of anxiety and loneliness.

March 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Conference renews, refreshes clergyq

Every year in February, pastors and ministers gather to sing, teach and preach. On Feb. 8-11, clergy from across Georgia met in Macon for the Annual Ministers Conference of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia. The attendees' goal was to enhance and expand ministries for greater impact in local churches. Each year, conference coordinators Dr. Theodus Drake, Rev. L.C. Teasley and Dr. R.L. White put together a program that provides information and strategies to address the challenges of a changing world.

March 08, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


That's what's up

"That's what's up!" is a very popular saying among youth and some "hip" older people. This saying usually is associated with a minor or major accomplishment by a friend, such as, "Wow, your new car is nice. That's what's up!" It also applies when you hear about something that's going to benefit you, such as, "You're telling me I can get a Big Mac for $1. Now that's what's up!"

March 08, 2010 | By Rev. Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Briar Bay Praise House is part of history

Nestled in Briar Bay at the intersection of Sandy Run and Berrington Ferry roads is a small wooden building known as the Praise House. Many longtime Riceboro residents have been attending services there for years. The Praise House was originally a one-room wooden structure, likely built decades before the Civil War. Not many records exist; most of the Praise House's history has been passed down in the form of stories from one generation to the next.

March 08, 2010 | By Christi Wheeler Special to the Courier | Faith


Pastor looking for change lives

Pastor Marion Hardeman said he loves to teach the word of God and see people make positive changes in their lives.

March 01, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Shake it off, walk out on top

Once, a simple little song was written and it told the story of how a goat got caught in a well. After many failed attempts to rescue the animal, a decision was made to just bury the old goat in the well and count it as a loss. However, the more dirt the farmer threw in the well, the more the old goat would just shake it off and pack it under its feet. Eventually, the goat climbed out.

March 01, 2010 | By Rev. Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


In times like these, let love continue

"In times like these, we need a savior. In times like these, we need an anchor. So, be very sure that your anchor holds and grips the solid rock."

February 22, 2010 | By Dr. Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


Church appears on Atlanta TV network

Last December, Tabernacle of Prayer for all People in Hinesville hosted well-known television spiritual leader and international evangelist Dr. Juanita Bynum II for a two-day revival. During the first two months of this year, the church appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network in Atlanta.

February 22, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Lent begins Wednesday

After the raucous celebrations of Mardi Gras, many of the area's faithful may be waking up Wednesday to prepare for the time of reflection and sacrifice that marks the season of Lent.

February 15, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Faith


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Be content with who you are

I recently read a story of a lady who spent $30,000 so she could look like Kim Kardashian. Now, she has to spend the next few years paying it off.

July 23, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Work hard for the Lord

Back in the summers of my college days, I worked for a builder. For the most part, I kept the skilled laborers (carpenters and brick layers) supplied with materials. Then, there was the biggest mistake I made during my first summer.

July 22, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Obedience to God is a must for blessings

Anyone who desires to be saved needs to realize that God's will must be obeyed.

July 21, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Learn the Bible to understand the Holy Spirit’s purpose

"But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?' But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because ...

July 15, 2014 | Pastor Mark Fields | Faith


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