There is something special about returning to our local churches - coming home. It does not matter how far you have traveled or how many churches you have attended, returning home is exciting.
"It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11-13, New Living Translation).
Dr. Luke Rowland has come a long way from being a U.S. soldier to serving as a soldier in God's army.
In today's world, we face many challenges. It's called surviving the storm.
On Wednesday morning, children who attend First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville gathered around the school's flagpole to pray for their community, local leaders and city, state and national government.
It's revival time once again at Fleming Baptist Church in Fleming.
In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus taught his disciples to pray. He said, "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive your debtors." (Matthew 6:12).
Members of the Liberty County Community Area Mass Choir are practicing for their upcoming performance at Club Stewart's spiritual fitness luncheon. The singers have been rehearsing every Tuesday at 8 p.m. for the event, which is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. The luncheon is a pre-deployment celebration for 3rd Infantry Division soldiers.
Another day up, another day down. Let's look at life one day at a time. Yes, we all have a date book full of times and places we need to be.
On Aug. 30, the bright morning sun shone down on the residents of Riceboro as they gathered to witness a historical baptism service. Many arrived early to the First African Baptist Church at the Crossroads in Riceboro.
The Long County Health Department has planned several seasonal flu vaccination clinics.
Local recording artist Donna Jackson performed in concert Sunday evening at the Fleming Baptist Church in Fleming.
Even in these trying times, members of the Live Oak Church of God in Hinesville are still excited and encouraged about what God is doing in their lives and at the church.
The 133rd division of Psalm says, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore."
Pastor Richard Hayes and members of the New Day Outreach Ministry have moved to a new location at 77 Kent Road in Walthourville. The congregation is excited about settling in and becoming active in the new community.
Truthfully, the Christian faith is all about this thing called love.
It is the day before Easter. Almost 2,000 years ago, this was the darkest day in all of history. The Son of God had died the day before, been buried in a borrowed tomb and, along with his body, they buried the hopes and dreams of the future.
Studying the Bible is something people should do for themselves.
Oh that man would look to see, the tragedies that continue to be.
Over 2,000 years ago, there was this one called Jesus Christ who came on the scene in history. He preached, taught and healed the sick. Crowds gathered just to see if he was going to perform another miracle.
Dad used to tell me, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Coach would say, "No pain, no gain." And one teacher would remark, "We learn best through adversity."
The Bible plainly states that all men have sinned (Romans 3:23). Sin, though not inherited, has been a plague of each generation of mankind. Each individual sins and is responsible for their sins.
Sometimes life throws us curve balls - situations, circumstances and problems that we just don't know how to handle.
This week has been beautiful, and I think spring is finally here to stay. We have been fooled before with a cold front sneaking its way back in. Well, speaking of being fooled, Tuesday was April Fool's Day where many a folk were hoaxed or tricked. Most of this was all done in fun and brought much-needed laughter.
Well, did you survive April Fool's Day? Or are you one of those who pulls the pranks on others?
Often, the love of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation.
There is no doubt that we are living in some difficult times. Many are struggling to make ends meet. Many are wondering if there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sunday was an exciting time, and those at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church are celebrating a great accomplishment in the life of their church.
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