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Salvation is a gift from the Lord

In just a matter of days, the malls and shopping centers will be filled to capacity with shoppers looking for the bargains that will change their lives.

November 22, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Always love thy neighbor as thyself

"Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" (Matt. 22:36-40).

November 22, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What happened to sin

It is really interesting that the media's No. 1 story the other day was about Prince William and Katie Middleton's engagement. You couldn't find an outlet that wasn't covering this story, as if it was so important.

November 22, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Take time to give thanks

We are now entering the holiday season, which traditionally kicks off when we celebrate Thanksgiving. I feel we should remind ourselves of the importance of this time of giving thanks. Living in the United States is one of the most blessed opportunities anyone can experience. As we observe and enjoy the benefits of this great nation, we can only say thanks to the one who provides us with such bountiful blessings.

November 22, 2010 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


Thanksgiving program expected to draw thankful crowd

The Mayor's Annual Thanksgiving Program includes song, prayer, fellowship and, of course, giving thanks.

November 22, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Daniel was a man of courage

Daniel was placed in a den of lions for breaking a decree set forth by king Darius. This decree was an evil tool set in place by the enemies of Daniel.

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


Remember to honor those who sacrifice so much

This week all around this country of ours, communities and organizations have paid honor to the many soldiers who have served our country in times past.

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


Human life has greatest value

In the past five years I have had to cut down six trees on my property. For one reason or the other they had all died. I've been able to get five of them down without incident. But one was a problem.

November 15, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Allenhurst Presbyterian turns 50

Today, members of the Allenhurst Presbyterian Church are celebrating their church's 50th anniversary.

November 15, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


True believers will lead God's life

Ephesians 1:4-5 says, "Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love."

November 15, 2010 | By Pastor Willa Wesley Columnist | Faith


Confess and trust, the way to forgiveness

My wife and I recently refinanced our home. With interest rates below 4 percent, it made no sense not to do so.

November 08, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Look at your own reflection

The other day I was sitting in the hospital parking lot when I noticed that a hawk had landed in the tree next to my car. It then proceeded to fly down and land on the hood of a car sitting across from mine.

November 08, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Are you serving the god of materialism?

When the focus of a home is on material things, before long the gathering of possessions becomes the most important thing to the household.

November 08, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Churches gear up for camp meetings

Another year means another camp meeting celebration at Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church. No matter how bleak the world may seem, nothing dampens the spirits of the church's congregants during this annual event.

November 08, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


True believers must live out God's life

In Ephesians, the Holy Spirit, in and through Paul, reveals what Jesus Christ did for every believer. Every faithful believer has life only in Jesus Christ, meaning believers live and act in the Lord's sphere. Believers have unions with Christ, fellowship with Him, relationships with Him and they are intimate with Him. Believers are in love with Jesus Christ and they fall more in love with Him daily.

November 08, 2010 | By Pastor Willa Wesley Columnist | Faith


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'Jesus ossuary' story resurfaces during Easter

New geological evidence supposedly linking two disputed ancient Jerusalem ossuaries — burial boxes for bones — has resurrected a debate over whether the boxes labeled as containing the remains of a first-century "Jesus" and his brother "James" are relics of the messiah and his family.

April 08, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Trying to overcome my Easter anxiety

I have always wanted to be a creative mom.

April 08, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


WWII vet celebrates his 90th birthday with an unlikely best friend



Friends are an important part of life, regardless of how young or old you are.

April 08, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Letter to a stranger in a cemetery

Dear sir in the cemetery,

April 08, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Trying to overcome my Easter anxiety

I have always wanted to be a creative mom.

April 08, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


Does 'A.D. The Bible Continues' live up to 'The Bible?'

The first episode of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's new Bible miniseries, "A.D. The Bible Continues," began with a literal whisper and ended with a heavenly bang. But will it be enough to keep audiences coming?

April 08, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Can you relate to this hilarious look at people who 'quit Facebook?'



Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — they're supposed to be fun places to interact with friends or acquaintances. Well ... socially. Social media should be mostly for fun and networking. Some people, however, take things a little too seriously.

April 07, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Kids may understand love better than you



Love can be defined in may different ways, yet, it sometimes seems like we forget how to express it to others.

April 07, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Life goes on: Why I didn't tell my dying father 'goodbye'

It was about this time of year when I saw my father for the last time.

April 07, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Once unifying, religious freedom laws have become divisive

In the span of a week, legislation aimed at protecting individual religious freedoms — adopted by a near unanimous Congress more than two decades ago and present in 20 states — went from benign measures with broad support to being attacked as a new "license to discriminate."

April 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Passover: An ancient and modern celebration

In several weeks, the Jewish community from around the world will celebrate the commencement of Passover, one of the oldest of the Jewish festivals. The celebration is held to honor God and remember His deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptian pharaoh after 400 years of slavery. Pharaoh refused to free the Israelites, and God sent ten plagues to humble the Egyptians. The term “Passover” derives from the last plague, the night the destroying angel “passed over” all the doors that had been coated with lamb’s blood, thereby protecting the first-born sons inside. It comes from the Hebrew word ...

April 07, 2015 | Whitney Laycock FamilyShare | Faith


7 songs you didn't know were about Jesus

With the release of Sufjan Steven’s seventh studio album, “Carrie & Lowell,” all eyes are on depictions of Christian belief in popular music. Stevens has made quite the name for himself by being a critical force within the ever-fickle indie-music scene, who doesn’t shy away from inserting his religion into music.

April 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


The bold declaration of the empty tomb

I am excited about the Easter celebration. As you are reading this article, perhaps you are celebrating or preparing to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

April 06, 2015 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Easter, Passover summon faithful to worship, celebration

As Roman Catholic and Protestant observances of Good Friday coincide with the first night of Jewish Passover celebrations, even occasional worshippers are noting the season.

April 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Lives 'resurrected' at rescue missions, reaching addicted, homeless

Easter, when the world's Christians celebrate Jesus' resurrection, has an intensely personal meaning for Harold Eansor, a 69-year-old recovering alcoholic in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

April 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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