Besides recently becoming a shoo in for a seat on the Liberty County Commission, Gary Gilliard has been heading up a program that combats alcoholism and other drug addictions.
What does it mean to be set apart? In the Christian world, there are many things said and even quoted from scripture about man. Words that should have such great meaning become clichés. They are often revalued to the point of benign rhetoric.
He has a powerful and inspiring message, yet a sense of humbleness surrounds him. From his humble beginnings in little Riceboro to his promotion to the office of bishop, this man of God says he is just a "servant of God."
National Day of Prayer Key Scripture: "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped." Ps 28:7a (KJV)
The new sanctuary is almost complete and there is a sense of excitement among members of Gum Branch Baptist, awaiting the opening of the 500-seat sanctuary.
I am excited about the role of Christians in today's world. Jesus said "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." Matthew 5:13
With the astronomical increase in gasoline prices in recent months, driving to Savannah is becoming a luxury. People often drive to Savannah because locally certain items are not available.
How many times have we heard someone knock at your door, saw who it was, but cleaned up a bit before we let them in?
They're back! Yes, the Singing Shepherds are ready for another concert.
The Laymen Ministry of St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Ludowici, where Dr. James L. Evans is pastor, will have its annual Lay Day Service on Sunday, April 20, at 4 p.m.
Live Oak Church of God in Hinesville has grown tremendously since its humble beginnings 61 years ago. It is one of the fastest growing, multicultural churches in Liberty County.
"And the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as He promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together."
A native of Trinidad, he is quite a distance from home. He has settled in the Coastal Empire and is making an impact in the community.
During his earthly ministry, Jesus loved and accepted people just as they were. To the rich, poor, popular and the not so famous, his message was the same.
On His journey through Galilee, Christ tried to prepare the minds of His disciples for the scenes before Him.
James 5:16 tells us to "confess your faults one with another." There are several benefits in doing this.
Last week, I went to visit my son. He is greatly improving in so many ways, though he remains in a wheelchair.
Joseph M. Scriven (1819-96), who wrote the poem "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," was no stranger to trials and sadness.
"The church has many critiques but no revivals." This anonymous quote was an opening of careful reflection for me.
A few years ago there was a popular song called, "All You Need is Love." I agree that real love is needed and it's nice to be on the receiving end, but the thing most needed is hope.
There are so many ways one can misuse the tongue. Cursing, tale bearing, gossip, boasting and lying are just a few ways that words can be misused. Cursing in our day seems to have become a way of life for so many. It is as if some people could not talk unless they used a curse word in their speech.
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." - Isaiah 55:11
Recently, my wife and I went on a short trip to the mountains. We happened to be there over a Sunday, so we went to a church close to the motel.
When I was young, my mother read to me often. As I grew, the books were placed in my hands so that I could read them.
The book of Acts tells how the people in the first century obeyed the Gospel.
"Now, brothers and sisters, we ask you to appreciate those who work hard among you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. Respect them with a very special love because of the work they do. Live in peace with each other." - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NCV)
St. Philip's Episcopal Church hosted the 10th bishop of Georgia, the Right Reverend Scott Anson Benhase, for his annual visitation Sunday, Oct. 6.
The other day, I went to one of my grandson's football game. Like most sporting events, the fans - in this case, mostly parents - were yelling words of encouragement as well as instructions to the referees.
Every Sunday morning in our church, we have a time that we call, "Children's Time." The boys and girls from about ages 3-8 come forward and gather around me while I tell them a Bible story, and try to apply it to their lives.