Some pastors live within walking distance of their church, while others have to drive a few miles. Still others live in different cities and counties. But most pastors - especially in Liberty County - live in the same state.
"Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine." (1 Timothy 5:17)
Haven't we all lost a relationship during our lives? What does it take to find the one we lost?
It is nearly fall and members of the Midway United Methodist Church are excited. They are preparing for their homecoming/fall revival.
Judson L. Maxwell, pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Hinesville, came to this area while serving in the military, and decided to remain after retirement.
When I was a boy of 10, I never thought a major lesson of my childhood would be showing up. Showing up today seems to be a more and more rare behavior.
This retired federal government employee had a career of helping people. However, she did not realize one day she would be placed in an even greater position to help others.
Urgency - requiring immediate attention - I recently shared with our family at Bethesda Church that I believe there is a real need for a renewed sense of urgency in the body of Christ. During this past month, I have traveled nearly 5,000 miles. I have had numerous opportunities to observe, communicate with and worship with other Christians. I have talked with pastors and other Christian leaders about where the body of Christ at large is during this span of time.
Christians have always had a high work ethic. The annual celebration of Labor Day, the first Monday of September each year, reflects this. Hard work can raise our standard of living and provide the necessities of life.
It took several years, but Fleming Baptist Church has undergone extensive remodeling and the congregation is excited about it.
So many times we hear about teamwork and partnership.
It has been five years and they are ready for a celebration.
Love. What do we know about this powerful word?
"God has dropped us into a little piece of heaven," the new pastor of the Midway United Methodist Church the Rev. Douglas J. Walker said. "Members have welcomed us with open arms."
Apostle Wilhelmenia Brown yielded to the call of God into the ministry in 1985. A native of Savannah, she came to Liberty County with her military spouse. Sixteen years ago, she began a church here.
The Bible is God's word. Not everyone wants to follow what it says, but it still is God's word.
The Apostle Paul says in Philippians 3:14, "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
It's another new year, and our county's spiritual leaders are busy implementing goals to move their churches forward.
We have just celebrated one of the most sacred times on the Christian calendar - the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
Another new year has come.
The new year has begun and it is a great time to change your life for the better. The New Year's resolutions may not have lasted very long or may soon be only a memory. The best way to have a great year and life is to put God in your life, in the proper place.
"For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief." - Proverbs 24:16
Have you ever wished you could go back and do things differently? Have you ever wished that you could go back in time and make different decisions that took you to places that you would rather not be?
You can admit it. At the end of the day, when you see all of the wrapping paper on the floor, and all of the gifts have been opened (and some are already broken), you have at some point thought or said, "Is that all?"
As this year winds to an end, it is gives each person time to look back not only on the past year but their entire lives. To the young, it seems that life will last forever, but to those who are older, the fact that life will not last forever becomes more apparent with each passing year. In fact the years seem to be rushing by, heading to eternity.
During this season, I'd like to encourage each of us to find Christ in Christmas.
The celebration continues 151 years later.
This time of year, Christians celebrate the coming to Earth of a savior - Jesus Christ, our Lord.
We are only a few days away from Christmas Day. I have to admit a couple of things to you. I love the Christmas season, and everything about it. Even as I think about the empty chairs and dinner table, and still am enamored by the lights, trees, decorations, music and pageantry of it all.
What gift are you looking for this year? Which one would be the greatest ever? Would it be a new car, a house or maybe a trip to some exotic place?