All members of the Lord's body are involved in a spiritual war. The reality of this daily war between God and Satan is undeniable. Satan's forces attack us daily. We should be on the offensive rather than awaiting the bullets and "fiery darts" of the great deceiver (Ephesians 6:16; John 8:44).
Peoria, Ill., is a long ways from Hinesville, and many people have never heard of it. But Liberty County and the surrounding counties are enjoying one of her native sons.
The Progressive Missionary Baptist Women Ministry will host its third annual conference July 26-28 at First Zion and First African Baptist in Riceboro.
Some people love to sing - in the shower, during the course of the day. Camia Brown of Hinesville is one of those people. In fact, singing is a family tradition. "There are singers on both sides of the family. If it had not been for my mother, father and grandmother, I would not be where I am or who I am today. They gave me wisdom at an early age," she said. But Brown ...
Scripture tells us that there is a time and a season to everything under the heaven. God has set each season in place for our benefit. I believe the church has entered a season of "Sabbath Rest." One of the Ten Commandments is:
Pastor James E. Garlen, 74, started preaching at a time when gasoline was less than 50 cents a gallon and the word "baby boomer" was not a part of our vocabulary.
I wonder what the world would see if there was a hidden video camera in the kitchen of most homes. No, I am not talking about cleanliness, pots and pans. I am thinking of how common courtesies are not present in our family.
Although he went into ministry late, he has a zeal and passion for working in the church and reaching out to others. A military retiree, he is embarking on yet another journey that requires him to "get on the road" again.
The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy, his son in the ministry, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)
This week we will celebrate Independence Day. As we reflect on this day, we have to be thankful for living in a country where we can enjoy freedom. But we must understand the freedom we enjoy comes at a great price.
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
In the midst of a growing community, this young pastor has a church that is reaching beyond the four walls to help others. Church members are known for their mission outreach and their efforts to empower those in need.
Have you ever heard the saying, "you're so heavenly bound until you're no earthly good?"
At 78, Pastor Henry H. Baker still preaches and teaches the word of God. Although he lives in McIntosh County, he travels to Liberty County to perform his pastoral duties. A native of Savannah, Baker has been in the ministry since 1974 and has served as pastor of Beach Hill Missionary Baptist in Midway for 27 years. He is also pastor of Second Woodland Baptist Church in Cox. Beach Hill Missionary Baptist has services on ...
By Daisy Edwards Special to the Coastal Courier (Hinesville, GA) Growing up in Miami, I never experienced a father's love. I was the first born of six children and the only one born out of wedlock. My mother married another man after I was born. Therefore, I was raised by mother and stepfather. He was very abusive to me and my sister, who was his biological daughter. I cried many nights and desired to run ...
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.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" (NIV) - Proverbs 3:5
I recently went to the Atlanta area for a couple of board meetings and stayed at one of the local motels. In the morning before my first meeting, I turned on the television and started listening to a minister, expecting to hear something from God's word to help me through the day.
Football season is in full swing, whether high school, college or the pros. Stadiums are filling up with excited fans all across this country as they prepare to cheer their teams to victory.
We must never forget that we were created to worship and love God. We are the creation he is the creator. We are to serve him. All the blessings that his word tells us about are there for us if we will follow him.
Our God is a God who always has been on the move.
In 2 Corinthians 12:7, the Apostle Paul said he was given a thorn in the flesh in order to keep him from exalting himself. In other words, Paul experienced some sort of pain that kept him from being conceited and to trust completely in the grace and strength from God.
When I was in college, and even when I moved to New Orleans to attend seminary, there were many things that brought me encouragement. But there was one thing in particular that brought me joy: I always could count on receiving a letter every week from my mom.
God's word tells how mankind can have a better life, but many fail to heed the divine advice.
If we look around today, we truly can say that we're experiencing hard times.
Throughout my ministry, I have heard a lot of complaints about the problems in our world and our nation in particular.
Forgiveness of sin is offered by God to all men who obey God's will.