Saturday, Aug. 1, was a time of excitement and fellowship for the House of Refuge Church Family. The congregation was finally moving into a new sanctuary on Welborn Street in Hinesville.
Health-care reform has been a star player in the news for the past few weeks. We need to change the health-care system. We need to find a solution. It is a desperate plea for a long-awaited solution to be found and embraced.
It seems as if it were only yesterday students were celebrating the end of the school term and now it is time to return to the classroom. In just a few days, schools across Georgia will begin a new term.
One of the most well known scriptures we hear, read and remember is John 3:16 and it says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever beliveth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
The dedicated members of the Zion Gospel Travelers of Liberty County have a special love for what they do. They love to sing. No matter how busy their schedules, the men still find time to come together for the many singing engagements they participate in each year.
Pastor Howard McArthur is no novice to the ministry. He has been in the field for 35 years and has served as a pastor for 28 years. McArthur currently is pastor of the Aisle of Hope Holiness Church in Hinesville.
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.
Pastor Richard "Rich" Wright has been in town for only three weeks, but he's already enjoying his new assignment.
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.
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!
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.
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
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."
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.
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.
The other day, as I was walking past my mailbox, I took a long look at it. It is old, faded and slides a little bit forward when one opens it.
Tomorrow is Father's Day. We all know that it is not quite the same event that Mother's Day is, and that is fine. We all know the value of a godly mother.
God sent his Son to pay a debt that man could not and cannot pay - the debt of sin.
Father's Day does not receive the recognition that Mother's Day receives personally or commercially. Personally, I think Father's Day should have a greater appreciation and a greater recognition based on a biblical prospective.
Even during summer months, some children still are having fun at school.
Morals can be defined simply as what a person has been taught and believes in regard to what is right and wrong.
Last week, I wrote that I have been preaching through the 23rd Psalm. I would like for you to consider an idea from that Psalm that remains a powerful image in my mind.
Last week, we began looking at the idea of putting our faith in God. Some people have a problem with this, for they trust only in themselves. Much of this comes from humanistic teaching in our schools today. Our young people are faced with instructors who do not believe in the Bible. Generations are being reared to believe that man has all the answers. This false idea makes it difficult for religious teaching to be accepted.
In a few weeks, they will once again converge on St. Simons Island for a time of refreshing, renewal and relaxation.
Many teachings circulating in the church today concern the kind of prosperity believers should experience.
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