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Celebrate true meaning of Easter

What do you think of when you think of Easter? We need to understand that there is a secular celebration as well as a spiritual one. I don't think there is a problem with celebrating both as long as we don't somehow mingle them together. On the secular side we have the Easter bunny, coloring and finding eggs,special decorations and of course candy. On the spiritual side there is of course the celebration of our risen Savior Jesus Christ with special services and events that day and the preceeding week. What we need to understand is that ...

March 22, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane Special to the Courier | Faith


A look at marriage

Marriage is a blessing given to mankind by God. "And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for ...

March 22, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Special to the Courier | Faith


Hearts on a mission

Dr. Joseph Rayman and Dr. Peggy Rayman, a husband-and-wife team, are passionate about their mission. The couple says they are inspired by the scripture of Matthew 28:19 to take the Gospel into African countries and train others to spread the word.

March 22, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Our children need to know God

I understand this is not the type of article some people like to read. However, when we think about the state of affairs concerning our children, I believe it is necessary. Too many of our children are headed in the wrong direction. I'm grateful for all the children who are on track and doing well, but for those who are falling by the wayside, I think this is good advice.

March 22, 2010 | By Pasto Alvin Jackson Special to the Courier | Faith


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


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Dedicate your life to the Lord

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." - Romans 12:1-2

August 19, 2014 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Prayer is heartbeat of worship, holds power

Getting to know God through conversation and dialoguing with Him in prayer is the mold in which the character of our lives is shaped.

August 11, 2014 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


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