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It looks worse than it is

"Jesus asked, "Do you finally believe? But the time is coming - indeed it's here now - when you will be scattered, each one going his own way, leaving me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world" (John 16:31-33).

May 23, 2011 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


It is good to be free

Religious freedom has changed its identity over the years. One could believe that religious freedom started when our nation's founders separated from the mother country and established a nation where people were free to worship God in their own way. Biblical freedom, however, is obtained when a person accepts and receives Jesus Christ as their personal savior - when a person is born again.

May 17, 2011 | By Bishop John W. Lockett Jr. Columnist | Faith


Commissioner honors mom, helps students

He has a passion for reaching back and helping his community.

May 17, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Gospel is ony message we need

For the past three weeks, my topic for this column has been easy to determine. First, there was Easter, then I wrote about the National Day of Prayer and finally there was Mother's Day.

May 16, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Christ's kingdom is like a tree

In one of Jesus's parables he said his kingdom on earth offered some of the same benefits a tree offers to the birds of the air.

May 16, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Where does your faith rest? Part 1

Where does your faith rest? In other words, why do you believe the things you believe about religion and why do you profess to be a part of a certain group?

May 16, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Hold on to the God that has been faithful

Whether nations, peoples, tongues or churches, mankind has been challenged to walk in a manner that is pleasing and acceptable to God and avoid violating the moral and civil standards that He has set forth.

May 09, 2011 | By Bishop John W. Lockett Jr. Columnist | Faith


Apperciate mothers on their holiday

Mother's Day recognizes and honors mothers and motherhood as well as the many positive contributions mothers make to society.

May 09, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Study God's word while you can

Our televisions and newspapers have been filled recently with stories of natural disasters around the world. Our hearts go out and our prayers go up to God for those who have been devastated by these happenings. It may take years for life to return to normal for many of these families.

May 09, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


A signature you'll wish you had

The other day I went to the bank to deposit my check and when I handed it to the teller she handed it right back. She let me know she could not deposit it because it didn't have a signature.

May 09, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane Special to the News | Faith


Thank the Lord for mothers

Sunday was Mother's Day. If you had forgotten that, I hope you are reading this early enough in the day to get to the store quickly.

May 09, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Residents gather for National Day of Prayer

Liberty County residents on Thursday morning observed the 60th annual National Day of Prayer and participated in a moment of silence on the courthouse steps.

May 06, 2011 | Seraine Page | Faith


First-time pastor at Allenhurst Presbyterian

Pastor Ben Beasley of Atlanta still is adjusting to a new position at a new church in a new city.

May 03, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The time has come to join in prayer

Communication is considered by many to be one of the most important elements of a relationship. Failure to communicate usually ends up being disastrous to a marriage.

May 03, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Easter is over, now what

There probably are more people in church on Easter than any other time of year and probably more activities going on involving Christian ministries during the season of Lent.

May 02, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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One family's tragedy becomes another family's miracle



Have you ever had a major tragedy turn into a blessing or miracle for yourself or someone else?

April 02, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


When Hollywood puts God on screen

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the second commandment, "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image."

April 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


A blindfold and hugs from strangers. It's about trust. Would you or wouldn't you?



How much do you trust people — including strangers?

April 01, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: The greatest thing you'll ever learn

Mike was hurting.

March 31, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Understand the significant days of the Easter season

Easter is the day Jesus’ resurrection is celebrated. However, there are three other days, often seen on calendars but not always understood, that are important as well. Following is a short synopsis explaining those long ago events and their significance.

March 31, 2015 | Elizabeth Reid FamilyShare | Faith


The morality of playing God with your baby's DNA

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the first commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

March 30, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Use Elijah and Elisha’s story to become a world-changer

"When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, 'Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.' But Elisha said, 'As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.' So they went down to Bethel. The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, 'Do you know that the LORD is going to take your master from you today?' 'Yes, I know,' Elisha replied, 'so be quiet.' Then Elijah said to ...

March 30, 2015 | By Rev. Katrina E. Deason | Faith


A place where Jesus actually stood

Holy Week is upon us, and that means the sheep of the Good Shepherd are flocking to Jerusalem once again.

March 29, 2015 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


State bills to protect religious freedom advance, alarming some

As Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new law this week guaranteeing religious freedom against governmental interference, a debate over whether those laws can be used to trump anti-discrimination protections for lesbians and gays continues, along with the question of how best to legislatively balance those competing interests.

March 29, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


This 10-year-old plays the trumpet. And he was born without arms



Kids are amazing human beings and are mostly willing to try new things and seek to overcome obstacles. Sometimes, there are pretty huge obstacles to overcome along the way.

March 29, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Be grateful for the beauty around us

In the very beginning of time, the Bible states in Genesis 1:1 that "God created the heavens and the Earth."

March 28, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Why religious confession is good for the mind and soul

Janet Perry has been a Catholic for more than 30 years, yet going to confession still makes her sweat.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Do religions try to keep their scriptures inaccessible?

The late Christopher Hitchens once ranked, with Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, among the “four horsemen” of the New Atheism. His most comprehensive attack on religious faith came in a best-seller called — and don’t miss the title’s lowercased first word — “god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” (Twelve, 2009).

March 27, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


'Who am I?' Let God help you answer

Many lessons can be drawn from the account of Moses given in the book of Exodus.

March 26, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Words can say so much

Last week, I wrote about the power of words. I want to pick up on that theme one more time because I think it matters so much.

March 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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