Pastor Kevin L. Betton has an intense desire to see people grow in the knowledge of the Word of God. He has a powerful preaching and teaching ministry that has touched the lives of many people.
It's really something. We cover up wrongdoing with a shower of words and expect sound relationships between one another. Hostility boils under the surface just waiting for an opportunity to erupt. And when it does, we know real reconciliation has not been achieved.
By Edith Anderson Special to the Courier Church members love to fellowship, especially when it comes to sharing a delicious meal. God has placed special members in churches to prepare and ensure church dinners are just as appetizing and palatable as the spiritual food members received from the ministers. Often before blessing the food, you will hear the minister say, "chickens have died so that we might enjoy a good meal." The cooks who have ...
This week we celebrated Memorial Day commemorating those who have given their lives for liberty. It is altogether right to honor these brave soldiers.
In the Bible book of Ecclesiastes 5:4-5 we find these words, "When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay."
Elim Church Road is not just another country road with a few houses scattered along it. These days, with the growth in housing throughout the county, Elim Church Road (which is off Highway 196 west of Hinesville) is a fast growing area. New houses and subdivisions are being built, and people are moving into this once-quiet community and becoming members of the various churches.
When you hear the words "one life to live" what does it mean to you? Does it always remind you of the soap opera or does it remind you that you have only one life?
Pastor Howard Wright is accustomed to lending a hand, and he says he wants to see people improve their living conditions and spiritual lives.
Power of Faith Ministry was established in Deborah A. Richie's home in Hinesville in 1987. On May 21, the church will celebrate its 20th anniversary.
I celebrate when someone captures an understanding that sets him free from frustration and launches him into journey toward purpose and destiny.
A crowd bows their heads and prays outside the steps of the Liberty County Courthouse Annex during the 7th Annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday hosted by the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County. About 40 people joined in prayers and song to commemorate and reaffirm the role of prayer in our society and to respect the freedom of religion.
There is an interesting phenomenon concerning the size of things. On a recent trip to my grandmother's (Mamaw) home in the mountains of North Georgia, I thought about this in a new way. When I was young, my father pioneered a mission church in rural Pennsylvania. He worked diligently to establish that work (which continues to flourish) as well as worked a second and even a third job to provide for his family. During that ...
"My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment." (NKJ Version)
Members of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia converged in Liberty County April 24-26 for the seventh annual Moderators/Ministers Conference.
Pastor Willia Mae Wesley started out in ministry with her husband, and continued the ministry after his death.
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.