Most people his age are only thinking about assuming a position of leadership he recently assumed. For the past year, Danny Eason had filled the pulpit in the absence of a pastor, but recently was appointed as interim pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Hinesville.
In 1987, Chuck Johnson started walking on weekends and telling others about Jesus.
We often allow things or conditions to hinder us from accomplishing tasks or assignments in life. Sometimes, we use these situations as a crutch to complain and keep from doing what we are supposed to do.
For many, Easter is a time of Easter baskets and colorful eggs. And even though all of the coloring kits have a variety of bright colors, at least one egg in the batch will turn out gray from your little one dipping it in all the dye containers.
"But King David replied to Oman, 'No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the Lord what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.'"
"So the 12 called a meeting of all the believers. They said, 'We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of God, not running a food program. And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility.'" Acts 6:2-3 (New Living Translation)
Christianity involves a leap in the dark, right? Wrong! You thought faith meant the absence of reasons. But if you don't have good reasons to believe in Christ, why place faith in Him? After all, the eternal welfare of your soul is at stake. So to act without any good reason is the height of stupidity.
Not only is he spreading the good news, his wife and children also proclaim the word. The multi-talented McIver Family preaches as well as sings.
Over the past few weeks I have been thinking seriously about the moral climate of our county. I have been evaluating my responsibility as a pastor.
He has served as the pastor of the Hinesville First United Methodist Church for almost a year and is enjoying the assignment. Prior to relocating to Hinesville, Pastor R. Douglas Force served as pastor of the St. Mary's Road United Methodist Church in Columbus. He has also served as pastor of Asbury United Methodist in Savannah and various other churches.
On Feb. 18, while cooking spaghetti, I accidentally spilled boiling water on my hands.
In August 2006, he was installed as the new pastor of one of the oldest churches in Liberty County.
"Praise ye the Lord for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely." Psalms 147:1
"How would finding the bones of Jesus affect your Christian faith?" a seminary professor asked me several years ago. I thought, then responded that it would not affect my fate at all.
Come, we are meant to be together as lovers. There is no sin that can keep you from me. Why are you lingering when I have called you to come to Me.
Yes, it's that time again, when people are running over each other to get a gift for a friend or love one.
I recently watched the classic Christmas movie, "Miracle on 34th Street." At the end of the movie, there was a campaign to get support for believing in Santa Claus.
My mother was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in July 2004 and told she would live only three to four months.
More people think about Jesus this time of year than at any other. You hear people say "He is the reason for the season." The thing is he is the reason for all the seasons.
You are the sum total of every decision you have ever made - good, bad or indifferent. Neither God nor the devil can be blamed for where you are in life. You are where you are and have what you have because of your decisions.
On Dec. 1, members of Trinity Missionary Baptist Temple in Hinesville celebrated the church's 23rd anniversary. This celebration was made more special due to the church finally getting its steeple.
Each Sunday in December, including Christmas Eve, candles are lit in celebration of Advent. This past Sunday was the first day when only one candle was lit.
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I remember receiving a phone call from my mom many years ago. It was sometime in August, just before school was to start. We were about three minutes into the conversation when she said to me in a very excited tone, "I've finished my Christmas shopping!"
The Bible tells us many things about Jesus.
This holiday season is my most favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, but not in our hearts, for we always give thanks for so much.
If we think about it, there are many reasons we could come up with to give thanks.
I trust that your Thanksgiving was a good time. Some of you have sped by Thanksgiving and spent Friday in the stores. Others may not read this article until they have visited even more stores today.
What do we know about Jesus? Some only know that he was the son of God, others that he died on a cross to save man.
The new pastor in town is excited to be in the area.
Psalm 100 is the song of a thankful heart, a command to worship and serve this God, who made us by entering into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. These praises unto God must be sung from our lips and from the depths of our souls. We must praise the Lord in the place recognized by the world as His court and also within the gates of our secret lives. If there is no praise for our God, then surely our song will not be accepted.