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Enjoy the now as much as the future

Do you ever approach an event both excited that it is coming but also with a sense of dread? You can't wait for it to begin, but then you definitely are ready when it is over?

June 03, 2014 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Everyone has equal access to God

Before the Memorial Day observance the other day at the local city park, some locals were talking about rain, since that day's forecast had called for it. Someone jokingly stated that it was part of my responsibility to make sure that it waited to come until the event was finished since I had the connection with God, who controls the weather.

June 03, 2014 | Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


He declared ‘I am’ in the faces of unbelievers

In John 8:58, Jesus spoke to the Jews who were present when he silenced the Pharisees, telling them, "Before Abraham was, I am."

June 03, 2014 | Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Become truly free with law of God

"Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded, but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased. I would they were even cut off which trouble you. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use ...

June 02, 2014 | By Pastor Mark Fields Columnist | Faith


We all have a date with destiny

The other day, I was following a vehicle when I noticed a squirrel coming across the road in front of it.

May 28, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Remember the reason for Memorial Day

Many of you may not read this until late Monday when you return from vacation over the long weekend. Did you remember the reason for the holiday?

May 28, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


The 'I am' has been there from beginning

In John 8:58, the Lord proclaimed to his listeners and those through the ages, "Jesus said unto them, 'Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am.'"

May 28, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Making disciples who finish the task

Jesus used many analogies to describe His relationship with the church, such as "My Bride" or "My Body."

May 27, 2014 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


Jesus advises on the danger of gossip

The other day, I ran across a story about a possible huge alligator sighting in South Bryan County. The picture was posted on a community website and thought to have been taken in that community.

May 20, 2014 | Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Accept the challenge of the church's calling

The end of the school year is just around the corner. Teachers and students alike are looking forward to hearing the last school bell of the final day.

May 20, 2014 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Studying the word of God is a personal journey

God, in his great wisdom, has told us to study. "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that neededth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).

May 20, 2014 | Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


It's time to pray for ourselves, our world

"And He cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, 'What, could ye not watch with me one hour?'" - Matthew 26:40

May 19, 2014 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


Remember it is not about us

I have a routine that I go through on Saturday evenings, which is to preach my Sunday sermon to an empty auditorium.

May 13, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Live and love every day as Jesus did

First things first: Please allow me to wish a happy Mother's Day to each and every mother reading this column today. I sincerely wish you a wonderful day on the one day of the year designated to honor you for your love and sacrifice for others.

May 13, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God has prepared a way, if man will follow

God has made preparation for all those who will follow his commands to have an eternal home in heaven.

May 13, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Everything you need to know about the Islamic celebration Ramadan

Islam is a religion with more than a billion followers. Every year Muslims observe a month of fasting called Ramadan. This is what it’s ...

July 07, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Faith


The Bible 'surprise' that got these translators thinking differently about how to spread the gospel

There has been an explosion of late in the use of digital Bibles, with hundreds of millions of tablets and smartphones now carrying Bible apps ...

July 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Politician who ignited controversy after taking aim at church's Ramadan sign visits mosque

A school board member in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who ignited debate after publicly criticizing a Christian church for wishing Muslims a "blessed Ramadan," has since apologized ...

July 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pastor sets out on 'radical' mission to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 consecutive days — and

Pastor Matthew Barnett is preparing for the most "radical" experience of his life.

July 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Jewish-Iranian refugee who fled the Middle East for the U.S. is now running for Congress — and she c

Anna Monahemi Kaplan, a Jewish-Iranian refugee who has lived in America for nearly 40 years, will make history if she secures the Democratic nomination and ...

July 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Did Trump really just become a born-again Christian? Critics respond.

Christian psychologist Dr. James Dobson's claim last week that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently accepted "a relationship with Christ" has sent shock waves ...

July 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


New film about Jesus and the gospel is set to portray the Bible like never before

Coming on the heels of the successes of faith-based films like "God's Not Dead," "Miracles From Heaven" and "Heaven Is For Real," a new ...

July 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Legendary coach Pat Summitt felt called by God to do good work

The winningest coach in college basketball history died last Tuesday, leaving behind a legacy of determination, toughness and uncommon grace.

July 05, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Independence Day to be theme of majority of Protestant sermons near July 4 holiday

A majority of American pastors favor infusing church services with patriotic messages and themes when they unfold near, on or around the July 4 holiday.

July 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famous late-night talk show host reveals how a hug — and a prayer — profoundly changed his life

James Corden, host of CBS's "The Late Late Show," is an Englishman who built a robust comedy career across the pond before finding success ...

July 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


When your patience is wearing thin

One flaw we have as human beings is that we are want-ers. We want things. Wanting is fine; it is a normal part of our ...

July 04, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


Christianity has 'grown in the shadows' inside Cuba

Christianity in Cuba has "grown in the shadows of culture for many years," but a number of organizations are working to help invigorate that growth ...

July 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


U.S. government: Visitors to national parks can use bathrooms that 'best align with their gender ide

The U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed this week that it allows visitors to America's national parks to use restrooms that correspond with ...

July 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


U.S. government: Visitors to national parks can use bathrooms that 'best align with their gender ide

The U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed this week that it allows visitors to America's national parks to use restrooms that correspond with ...

July 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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