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Learn the Bible to understand the Holy Spirit’s purpose

"But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?' But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because ...

July 15, 2014 | Pastor Mark Fields | Faith


Pastor's Corner: Take a little time to find out what prayers can do

"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months." - James 5:16-17

July 07, 2014 | Pastor A.F. Bradeen | Faith


Celebrate freedom from sin

For I delivered unto you, first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. - I Corinthians 15:3-4

June 30, 2014 | By Pastor Doug Harn | Faith


Commitment great; rewards are greater

The great Apostle Paul speaks, in the seventh chapter of 1 Corinthians, by permission on the subject of marriage.

June 23, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Larry S. Murray Columnist | Faith


Remember to appreciate God's creation

The Bible begins by saying, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth." Have you ever taken the time to look and appreciate the things God has created?

June 19, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Keep the faith, fathers and serve God

Sunday was Father's Day. I did not get to see my dad, but I called him.

June 18, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Put trust in God, not things of Earth

When one learns to trust in God, this life is easier to live.

June 17, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Accept the love of the Father

Contrary to popular belief, there are some good earthly fathers in the world today.

June 16, 2014 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


Save yourself by stop living in denial

The other day, I received an email dealing with the issues of why most churches in America are not growing. It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of churches either have stopped growing or have declined in average attendance.

June 10, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your talents to serve God

By the time you read this, vacation Bible school 2014 at First Baptist of Pembroke will be history. I'm already tired as I write, and I'm sure I will be fully exhausted by the end of the week.

June 10, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Get to heart of the matter for the Lord

Solomon wrote, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). If the heart of an individual is chained to the things of the world, then he is worldly.

June 10, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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


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Will Trump's Muslim ban extend to people of other faiths as well? Pence's latest comments spark ques

Has Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tweaked his original Muslim immigration ban to now include people of other faiths as well?

August 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Thriving in a mixed-belief marriage

I had always known that this might happen: After three years, my husband had decided that he no longer wanted to take part in our ...

August 13, 2016 | Kristin Ahmed FamilyShare | Faith


Trees show how we should live our lives

The other day while I was walking, trying to get into the habit of exercise, I glanced over to my left and noticed a tall ...

August 13, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Prayer still needed in our high-tech world

On a recent Saturday afternoon I went to the golf course. No one was with me. The golf course was almost empty when I got ...

August 12, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Hold to God's word as it is written in Bible

Mankind must have the proper disposition toward the word of God. When it is read, it should be read even as Nehemiah had it read ...

August 11, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Christian filmmaker claims his new documentary proves God exists

Evangelist Ray Comfort is known for producing documentaries that drum up a fair bit of controversy, while also drawing attention to common theological debates.

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How a simple ink pen became the gift of hope

My friend slides the slender white box across the table at a quiet Mexican restaurant. “I brought you something.”

August 11, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Harvard psychologist's assessment of the world today might shock you

Despite the hand-wringing that has unfolded in some circles over the current state of our culture — and increased fears over the Islamic State's ongoing ...

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Meet the Muslim woman who is helping save Christians' lives in the Middle East

Amid ongoing chaos in Iraq and Syria, a Muslim woman is taking a leading role with a prominent Christian charity, helping to feed and clothe ...

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The murder of a French priest was tragic, but not rare in places like Africa

The murder of an 85-year-old priest at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France, stunned many throughout the world who realized even houses of worship aren't ...

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


U.S. Olympian Gabby Douglas' intense Christian faith — and its profound role in her quest for succes

For many athletes competing in Rio, reliance on personal faith and the quest for Olympic success go hand in hand. Gymnast Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas is ...

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Is the pro-pot movement's quest for marijuana legalization at a tipping point?

Four in 10 Americans now hold mixed views on illegal substances, believing hard drugs should stay illegal, but recreational drugs, like marijuana, should be allowed ...

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Did you turn 50 recently? Become a grandparent? Learn to drive? There's a ritual for that

If a bomb fell on a wedding celebration before the cake was cut, would the couple still be married? This was the question posed to ...

August 11, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Church anniversary features local speaker

The First African Missionary Baptist Church Senior Mission Ministry invites the public to come help celebrate 88 years of serving the Lord at 3 p ...

August 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Star Wars-themed 'Jedi' religion poses a major problem for atheists in Australia, and here's their w

Australian atheists are apparently frustrated over an old joke involving religious affiliation that has taken on a problematic life of its own.

August 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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