Today, we prepare to come to the end of yet another year - a year filled with many tragedies and blessings.
Do you find the title appalling or maybe even offensive? This holiday has taken quite a beating over the last few years. But this year, my senses seem to be heightened to its plight.
"And when they had come unto the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense and myrrh" (Matthew 2:11 - NKJV).
The name "Judah" immediately grabs your attention. One might ask why a pastor would name the church "Judah." "Because we love to praise God," said Pastor Melvin Elliott." The name Judah means, "praise." Of the 12 tribes of Israel, Jesus was from the tribe of Judah.
This is the time of the year that the anticipation of joy is going out all over the world.
James Cannon was a typical ninth grader who was out riding his bicycle with a group of friends that fateful summer day. One moment he was riding his bike, the next he was laying paralyzed in the grass beside the highway.
We have been blessed with another year. In all that has happened this year, we still gather together to welcome and celebrate the joy of Christmas - the birth of the Christ Child, Jesus.
They currently have a powerful radio broadcast ministry and will soon establish a church.
Helping people is a key goal for the Mary Lou Fraser Counseling Center in Hinesville.
I am excited about the parables of Jesus. I have noticed there are multiple lessons in most of the parables Jesus used. The parable of the sheep and the goats as recorded in Matthew Ch. 25 is no exception.
In Psalms 100, we are reminded to "Enter His gates with thanksgiving." In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Paul says that, "In everything gives thanks." A thankful attitude is not circumstantial or seasonal; it is a living part of Christian life.
At age 80, many people have retired and are relaxing and enjoying the children and grandchildren. Elder J.C. Kelly may have retired from his job working at the cleaners in New York, but he is still busy spreading the Word of God.
Although his church has only established since April 2006, Pastor Richard Hayes has a desire to see the community of believers come together for a time of fellowship. Consequently, he is hosting a Family of Believers' Fellowship at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at Brewton Parker Auditorium in Hinesville.
When the disciples asked Jesus why they were incapable of healing the little boy who had been tormented by demons, Jesus told them of their unbelief. When we doubt what the Word of God says about our situation, we lose ground.
Born in Paducah, Ky., Riley Dean Nelson has served as the minister of the Richmond Hill Church of Christ for 16 years and has been preaching full time for 20 years.
Have you ever felt that you were at the end of the road? Feel like you were down to your last?
As the family of the Liberty Prayer Chapel of Hinesville prepare for their church's 12th anniversary, they are reflecting and anticipating a great time of fellowship.
"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
Getting to know God through conversation and dialoguing with Him in prayer is the mold in which the character of our lives is shaped.
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