Most people his age are only thinking about assuming a position of leadership he recently assumed. For the past year, Danny Eason had filled the pulpit in the absence of a pastor, but recently was appointed as interim pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Hinesville.
In 1987, Chuck Johnson started walking on weekends and telling others about Jesus. He would work during the week, and then on the weekends, when others were barbecuing, shopping, or simply taking it easy, he would walk around his hometown of San Jose, Calif. He did this for a number of years and then in 2000, he said, "The Lord told me to sell all my stuff, and give it away, all except for $55. ...
We often allow things or conditions to hinder us from accomplishing tasks or assignments in life. Sometimes, we use these situations as a crutch to complain and keep from doing what we are supposed to do.
For many, Easter is a time of Easter baskets and colorful eggs. And even though all of the coloring kits have a variety of bright colors, at least one egg in the batch will turn out gray from your little one dipping it in all the dye containers.
"But King David replied to Oman, 'No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the Lord what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.'"
"So the 12 called a meeting of all the believers. They said, 'We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of God, not running a food program. And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility.'" Acts 6:2-3 (New Living Translation)
Christianity involves a leap in the dark, right? Wrong! You thought faith meant the absence of reasons. But if you don't have good reasons to believe in Christ, why place faith in Him? After all, the eternal welfare of your soul is at stake. So to act without any good reason is the height of stupidity.
Not only is he spreading the good news, his wife and children also proclaim the word. The multi-talented McIver Family preaches as well as sings.
Over the past few weeks I have been thinking seriously about the moral climate of our county. I have been evaluating my responsibility as a pastor.
He has served as the pastor of the Hinesville First United Methodist Church for almost a year and is enjoying the assignment. Prior to relocating to Hinesville, Pastor R. Douglas Force served as pastor of the St. Mary's Road United Methodist Church in Columbus. He has also served as pastor of Asbury United Methodist in Savannah and various other churches.
On Feb. 18, while cooking spaghetti, I accidentally spilled boiling water on my hands. A visit to the emergency room told me I had suffered first and second degree burns. Three shots and a lot of cream and gauze and I was sent back to recover at home. Ordeals like these teach us some valuable spiritual lessons. First, we take far too many things in our lives for granted. We take our hands for granted, ...
In August 2006, he was installed as the new pastor of one of the oldest churches in Liberty County.
"Praise ye the Lord for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely." Psalms 147:1
"How would finding the bones of Jesus affect your Christian faith?" a seminary professor asked me several years ago. I thought, then responded that it would not affect my fate at all.
Come, we are meant to be together as lovers. There is no sin that can keep you from me. Why are you lingering when I have called you to come to Me.
There are so many ways one can misuse the tongue. Cursing, tale bearing, gossip, boasting and lying are just a few ways that words can be misused. Cursing in our day seems to have become a way of life for so many. It is as if some people could not talk unless they used a curse word in their speech.
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." - Isaiah 55:11
Recently, my wife and I went on a short trip to the mountains. We happened to be there over a Sunday, so we went to a church close to the motel.
When I was young, my mother read to me often. As I grew, the books were placed in my hands so that I could read them.
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