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Admit sin to be right with God

Last week, I went to visit my son. He is greatly improving in so many ways, though he remains in a wheelchair.

November 07, 2013 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What a friend Christians have in Jesus

Joseph M. Scriven (1819-96), who wrote the poem "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," was no stranger to trials and sadness.

November 07, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Does the church need revival?

"The church has many critiques but no revivals." This anonymous quote was an opening of careful reflection for me.

November 06, 2013 | By Pastor Kathleen Ayala Columnist | Faith


Hope is the one thing we really need

A few years ago there was a popular song called, "All You Need is Love." I agree that real love is needed and it's nice to be on the receiving end, but the thing most needed is hope.

October 29, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Words have more power than you think

There are so many ways one can misuse the tongue. Cursing, tale bearing, gossip, boasting and lying are just a few ways that words can be misused. Cursing in our day seems to have become a way of life for so many. It is as if some people could not talk unless they used a curse word in their speech.

October 29, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God's word works if you work it

"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." - Isaiah 55:11

October 28, 2013 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


Be an advertisement for Godly living

Recently, my wife and I went on a short trip to the mountains. We happened to be there over a Sunday, so we went to a church close to the motel.

October 22, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Lord will be with you while you wait

When I was young, my mother read to me often. As I grew, the books were placed in my hands so that I could read them.

October 22, 2013 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Are you following commands of men or God?

The book of Acts tells how the people in the first century obeyed the Gospel.

October 22, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Appreciate your pastor this -- and every -- month

"Now, brothers and sisters, we ask you to appreciate those who work hard among you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. Respect them with a very special love because of the work they do. Live in peace with each other." - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NCV)

October 21, 2013 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


St. Philip's hosts state bishop

St. Philip's Episcopal Church hosted the 10th bishop of Georgia, the Right Reverend Scott Anson Benhase, for his annual visitation Sunday, Oct. 6.

October 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Faith


We need to know the rules in life

The other day, I went to one of my grandson's football game. Like most sporting events, the fans - in this case, mostly parents - were yelling words of encouragement as well as instructions to the referees.

October 15, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Come to God like a child

Every Sunday morning in our church, we have a time that we call, "Children's Time." The boys and girls from about ages 3-8 come forward and gather around me while I tell them a Bible story, and try to apply it to their lives.

October 15, 2013 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Stay blessed, give the Lord your best

God has blessed Christians with so many things.

October 15, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Let the commanding spirit guide you

The ability to command spirits is given to the believer by the power of God, exercised only through the Holy Spirit.

October 15, 2013 | By Pastor Mark Fields Columnist | Faith


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What will you do with this one called Jesus?

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.

April 15, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Become stronger with God's lessons

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."

April 15, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Sin can be overcome by following God's word

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.

April 15, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How to handle life's curveballs

Sometimes life throws us curve balls - situations, circumstances and problems that we just don't know how to handle.

April 14, 2014 | By Rev. Ashley Morris Columnist | Faith


Use His way to avoid devil's tricks

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.

April 08, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't be a fool in God's eyes

Well, did you survive April Fool's Day? Or are you one of those who pulls the pranks on others?

April 08, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Great ove of Jesus Christ can be seen

Often, the love of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation.

April 08, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God knows how much we can bear

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.

April 07, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Moving into a new sanctuary

Sunday was an exciting time, and those at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church are celebrating a great accomplishment in the life of their church.

April 07, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Being thankful for our eyes and sight

The older I get, the more I pay attention to my surroundings. I notice the beauty of flowers, trees, stars and even little details.

April 01, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Gospel can bear fruit in our lives

Spring has come. It's obvious on the calendar. We already have moved the clocks forward for daylight saving time. And where we live, trees and flowers are blooming all over.

April 01, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Come now, let us reason together: Part 2

Last week, we looked at Isaiah 1:18 and saw that God was willing to give his people an opportunity to come to their senses and turn back to him. Those people failed to heed God's warnings. Surely, man can learn from their mistakes (Romans 15:4).

April 01, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Stone movers wanted by God

"Jesus said, 'Take ye away the stone.' Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, 'Lord, by this time he stinketh, for he hath been dead four days.' Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, 'Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.' And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come forth.' And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus ...

March 31, 2014 | By Pastor Robert Norwood | Faith


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