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Remember who gave us freedom

We just celebrated the 4th of July, the anniversary of the date when America gained the right to be independent from all other nations. Our country's independence is part of God's gift of freedom. Many men and women have given their lives for our nation, attempting to retain our freedom and protect America from its enemies.

July 20, 2009 | By Rev. Willia Wesley Columnist | Faith


New pastor in town

Pastor Richard "Rich" Wright has been in town for only three weeks, but he's already enjoying his new assignment.

July 13, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Actions should reaffirm beliefs

I am excited about my faith in God. I learned a long time ago that God was real and He can help in times of trouble. I believe it's impossible for me to exist without my faith in a God who is omniscient, omnipoten and omnipresent.

July 13, 2009 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Adhere to a few 'absolutes'

I am excited about freedom. This weekend we join Americans around the world in celebrating our country's 233rd birthday. The founding fathers came to America many years ago in search of freedom and opportunity. Then, one day, they gathered and signed the Declaration of Independence. What a day that must have been!

July 06, 2009 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Special to the Courier | Faith


Countywide youth revival this week

Youth from across the county are gathering for a week of spiritual refreshment and renewal. Billed as a countywide youth revival, this event is one of many planned activities for teens and children this summer.

July 06, 2009 | By Edith Anderson | Faith


We must be born again in God's life

God said, "Let us; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; make man in our own image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." Genesis 1:2

June 29, 2009 | By Rev. Willia Wesley Columnist | Faith


The meaning of Fathers Day

In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6, verse 9, we find Jesus teaching us how to pray saying these words, "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in heaven, Hollowed be thy name."

June 22, 2009 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Time to thank your dad

Last month we celebrated Mothers Day and today is Fathers Day. Fathers are special too, and they play a very important role in the family and in society.

June 22, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Class of 2009 baccalaureate

Baccalaureates used to be a regular part of graduation activities, both at the collegiate and high school levels. However, within the past 25 years, it has almost disappeared.

June 15, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Diocese's bishop marks 50 years in priesthood

SAVANNAH - The bishop of the Diocese of Savannah is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a Catholic priest.

Bishop J. Kevin Boland has spent his entire half-century in the priesthood in Savannah, where he arrived from his native Ireland in 1959.

June 11, 2009 | Associated Press | Faith


Gatherine unites faithful

People enjoy coming together for a good time and fellowship, especially good preaching, teaching and singing.

June 08, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


More than one way to look at something

I am excited about an upcoming revival. Some time ago, my wife and I were in a local department store when she insisted on buying a tree that looked dead. Even though the tree was being sold at a tremendous discount, I was irritated that she wanted to buy the tree. We were looking at the same tree but we saw something totally different.

June 08, 2009 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Special to the Courier | Faith


Sticks and stones

The Bible says, in Proverbs 18:21, "the power of life and death is in the tongue." I can remember being told, as a little boy in the third grade, that I wouldn't be able to accomplish much. I was an African-American child living in the Deep South. I had six siblings and a public education that ranked amongst the worst in the country. We drove around in an old station wagon. My family was poor financially, but rich spiritually and, as I grew older, I found out that I was not alone.

June 01, 2009 | By Pastor Richard Hayes | Faith


One proud mother

Louise Martin Lovette, known as Mother Lovette, is a special kind of mother. She is well known throughout the community. And while she is the birth mother of seven children - five sons and two daughters - she also serves as a mother figure to many in her neighborhood and church.

June 01, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God's recovery plan

Everywhere we turn there are signs of recession. Prices are rising but the moral climate of our society seems to be declining. Gas costs are going up. The cost of living is going up. Unemployment is going up. Can we recover from this recession?

May 25, 2009 | By Rev. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


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Let God help you handle the sin in your life

As I write this column, I am sitting in the waiting room of a car dealer. My wife's car was recalled, and the work is being done to fix the issue.

October 31, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


How to live a Christian life, part 2

Last week, it was shown that Christians are to "seek those things above" (Colossians 3:1). Why should the Christian seek to do these things?

October 30, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Help pastors keep pressing on

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and I encourage everyone reading this article to spread the word to say "thanks" to a pastor.

October 28, 2014 | By Pastor K.E. Brown Columnist | Faith


Pleasant Grove plans annual camp meeting

The Pleasant Grove AME Church will celebrate its annual camp meeting Oct. 26-Nov. 2.

October 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Faith


RH congregation reconnects to roots

New Covenant Presbyterian Church, led by Pastor Nick Batzig, reconnected with its roots by having a service at the historical Midway Congregational Church on Oct. 19.

October 26, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Faith


Holding onto marriage for a lifetime

The Scripture says about marriage, "What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."

October 25, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The true meaning of Revelation

One of the most fascinating books in the Bible is Revelation. Many books have been written and movies produced in attempts to better understand the end times.

October 24, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


How to live a Christian life, part 1

How does one live the Christian life?

October 23, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pastors are God's gifts to churches

This month has been deemed Pastor's Appreciation Month, a time designated to show your pastor that you appreciate him or her.

October 22, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Grow your understanding of God's word

"And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

October 14, 2014 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


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