The writer of Hebrew speaks of the life of a Christian as a race.
While no stranger to the office of a pastor, he is new to Liberty County.
The Christmas season is one of the most celebrated times of the year. Immediately after Thanksgiving, the commercialism of Christmas is advertised. Jesus is the real meaning of Christmas and he is the reason for the season. This is a time when we celebrate Christ our Savior's birth.
This week: Midway Presbyterian Church has a food pantry for needy families from 10 a.m.-noon every fourth Thursday of the month at 672 North Coastal Highway in Midway. Next is Dec. 22.
There are many words people often use to describe the Christmas season, including busy, hectic, frustrating and expensive. That's the way it is for many American families. So many people say they are glad when the season ends.
The controversy seems to raise its head every year about this time.
It seems more people think about Jesus during this time of year than at other times. It may be the holiday season causes people to think of home and family, and that triggers a remembrance of families who tried to follow God all the time.
After 50 years of marriage, the Rev. C.L. Anderson and his wife, Helen, are still as in love as the day they married, Nov. 19, 1961.
Everyone loves gifts, especially during the Christmas season. Many people will go into debt buying gifts to give to their kids, families and friends. Often times in the hype of gift giving we forget the real purpose of this holiday. We forget that this is a day we have set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world.
I often wonder how someone can say they love the Lord but they fail to love those around them. Christianity is all about love. If one professes to be a child of God, then the love of God should dwell within that person.
It was not until the early 1980s that people became aware of the deadly disease called AIDS.
Society consistently teaches us to take all we can, build a personal kingdom and look out for ourselves. You may have heard of "gold diggers," women who take advantage of men to receive material gain, or "hustlers," people who will do whatever it takes - legal or illegal - to make sure they have what they want. But the Bible encourages God's people to have a different mindset. We are taught to be givers.
Throughout the year, different weeks or days are set aside in recognition of various groups, individuals, events, diseases and other activities.
This season is my favorite time of the year. I believe it's because the whole nation takes part in the holiday seasons, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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