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Thoughts of uncertainty

I was driving to the office the other day when out of the corner of my eye I saw a squirrel come out of the grass and dart right in front of my car. There was no time to brake and sad to say, the only nuts that that squirrel is eating is in squirrel heaven if there is such a place.

July 12, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Assistant pastor is one of God's generals

In the U.S. military, Dr. Diane Curry was a non-commissioned officer. In God's army; however, she is a general.

July 12, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Cross is symbol of independence

If I would ask the average American what the symbol is for our freedom, I believe most people would say that it is our flag.

July 05, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Happy Fourth and God bless

I have always considered myself to be a Patriot. I love my country, and I am grateful for all of the blessings God has bestowed upon us. But in the last five years I have become increasingly more aware of the reality of the sacrifices made by those in our armed forces so that the rest of us might enjoy the freedoms we have.

July 05, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Freedom is in Jesus Christ

Our nation was built upon a belief in and a desire to worship God. Brave men and women took a stand for freedom, that, too, many seem like an insurmountable undertaking – to take on an entire nation in a battle for freedom.

July 05, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Take a breather, enjoy life

In spite of their hectic schedules, a group of busy, local Christians have decided it's time to get away. On July 10-17, they will escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and spend a week in paradise.

July 05, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Freedom comes at a cost

Today's key scripture verse: "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty".

July 05, 2010 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Academy of arts performers headed to Trinity Baptist Church

Members of the nationally known Academy of Arts Drama/Music Ministry, based in Taylors, S.C., are coming to the area for a performance.

June 28, 2010 | By Edith Anderson correspondent | Faith


We must stand up to 'cultural obesity'

Last week was Father's Day, and I shared with you a few insights brought into focus by the day I had planned to spend with my kids. Father's Day has come and gone, but I'm still enjoying the company of my children. We are on a camping trip in Washington, D.C. For me, it is exciting.

June 28, 2010 | By Rev. Dr. Timothy Byler | Faith


What it means to have a loving father

Sunday, June 20, we celebrated Father's Day, but the sad thing about it is there are a lot of fathers who don't take this title very seriously.

June 28, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Events of Jesus the greatest in history

The crucifixion of Jesus was one of the most horrendous happening in the history of mankind, yet it showed the world the love God has for mankind (John 3:16).

June 21, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Benefits abound for those who choose God's way

Recently I saw a commercial from an insurance company that indicated you can create your own policy and kind of name your own price.

June 21, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


A Father's Day challenge to be strong, kind

I don't remember the exact words I spoke, but very quickly one of my nephews exclaimed, "Uh oh, Uncle Brad, you have to give up your 'man card.'"

June 21, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day! Those words are echoing through the community all morning, accompanied with breakfast in bed (Cheerio's with chocolate milk, burnt toast and hand drawn pictures of adolescent abstract art, rendered by a future Picasso) or, perhaps, with a slender box containing the world's ugliest tie. In an earlier era, when school electives carried a higher value and priority, one might receive the odd handcrafted ceramic ashtray (emphasis on the word "odd").

June 21, 2010 | By Rev. Dr. Timothy Byler Columnist | Faith


God's blessings can be yours

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9).

June 14, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Be thankful each day for God's blessings

Thursday was Thanksgiving Day. For the first time in a few years, my wife and I will be celebrating at home. We have family coming in for dinner, and we are looking forward to a good day.

November 28, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You have to choose for yourself -- part 2

DeleteLast week, we began studying about the choice each person has to make if they want to go to heaven. The thoughts are continued this week.

November 27, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Take limits off God to improve life

In today's society, we have been inclined to live a life of limits that are beneath God's calling.

November 25, 2014 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


Come to life spiritually through Jesus

There is a TV show called "The Walking Dead" that is popular among many. It is about people who die from a virus but come back to life changed individuals - but not for the good of humanity.

November 22, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Share your burdens with the Lord

They are having snow up north.

November 21, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You have to choose for yourself -- part 1

Most religious people believe that God loves everyone and wants all to be saved. Yet some fail to understand that he created man to have his own will so he can determine what to do or not do.

November 20, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Live Oak will take service to the streets

It certainly will not be church as usual.

November 18, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Continue to trust in God, fight for faith

In our recent election between the Democrats and Republicans, the Republicans seized control over the Senate by winning an additional seven seats.

November 17, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Larry S. Murray | Faith


God creates the wonder in everything

I have a new computer. It is a laptop and literally is the size of the leather binder I carry in my book satchel. It is only a pound or so in weight.

November 14, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Chose God over things of this world

When Elijah the prophet called for Ahab to gather all Israel to Mount Carmel, he started his address with the following words: "How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him. But if Baal, then follow him" (1 Kings 18:21).

November 13, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Count your blessings, thank the Lord

When I was growing up in the church, we used to quite often sing a song called, "Count Your Blessings." It goes something like this: "Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done."

November 13, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God may be looking for some Abrahams

One definition of legacy is something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past, according to Webster's Dictionary.

November 12, 2014 | Pastor Tommie Crutchfield Columnist | Faith


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