In the first chapter of 1 Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul tells the Christians to whom he was writing that he had confidence they were chosen by God, because when the Gospel was preached to them, the result was deep conviction on their part.
If it were announced that there were a million dollars hidden inside of a book, that book would become an instant success. Millions of people would pour over the pages to find the money or the clues to lead them to the prize.
My son moved his left leg ever so slightly a couple of weeks ago.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11
In a few weeks, I will have yet another birthday and will be a little older than I was before.
"Daddy, who made God?"
Man has been searching for the fountain of youth for thousands of years.
We heard community leaders and pastors call for renewal and revival in the United States and around the world. We read various commands and exhortations near the end of the Epistle of James.
We officially have made it into a new year - 2014. For many, the old year, 2013, was not so good a year with many of life's challenges.
"Baby, it's cold outside!" Now, if the forecasters are correct, that may not be the case by the time you are reading this. But on the day I am writing, it definitely is cold.
The Bible is God's word. Not everyone wants to follow what it says, but it still is God's word.
The Apostle Paul says in Philippians 3:14, "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
It's another new year, and our county's spiritual leaders are busy implementing goals to move their churches forward.
We have just celebrated one of the most sacred times on the Christian calendar - the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
Another new year has come.
October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and I encourage everyone reading this article to spread the word to say "thanks" to a pastor.
The Pleasant Grove AME Church will celebrate its annual camp meeting Oct. 26-Nov. 2.
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.
The Scripture says about marriage, "What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."
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.
How does one live the Christian life?
This month has been deemed Pastor's Appreciation Month, a time designated to show your pastor that you appreciate him or her.
"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.
RICHMOND HILL - With an abundance of prayer and then a flip of shovels, Richmond Hill's St. Anne Catholic Church broke ground on its future during a ceremony Thursday at the site where a new 26,000-square-foot sanctuary will be constructed.
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