All members of the Lord's body are involved in a spiritual war. The reality of this daily war between God and Satan is undeniable. Satan's forces attack us daily. We should be on the offensive rather than awaiting the bullets and "fiery darts" of the great deceiver (Ephesians 6:16; John 8:44).
Peoria, Ill., is a long ways from Hinesville, and many people have never heard of it. But Liberty County and the surrounding counties are enjoying one of her native sons.
The Progressive Missionary Baptist Women Ministry will host its third annual conference July 26-28 at First Zion and First African Baptist in Riceboro.
Some people love to sing - in the shower, during the course of the day.
Scripture tells us that there is a time and a season to everything under the heaven. God has set each season in place for our benefit. I believe the church has entered a season of "Sabbath Rest." One of the Ten Commandments is:
Pastor James E. Garlen, 74, started preaching at a time when gasoline was less than 50 cents a gallon and the word "baby boomer" was not a part of our vocabulary.
I wonder what the world would see if there was a hidden video camera in the kitchen of most homes. No, I am not talking about cleanliness, pots and pans. I am thinking of how common courtesies are not present in our family.
Although he went into ministry late, he has a zeal and passion for working in the church and reaching out to others. A military retiree, he is embarking on yet another journey that requires him to "get on the road" again.
The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy, his son in the ministry, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)
This week we will celebrate Independence Day. As we reflect on this day, we have to be thankful for living in a country where we can enjoy freedom. But we must understand the freedom we enjoy comes at a great price.
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
In the midst of a growing community, this young pastor has a church that is reaching beyond the four walls to help others. Church members are known for their mission outreach and their efforts to empower those in need.
Have you ever heard the saying, "you're so heavenly bound until you're no earthly good?"
At 78, Pastor Henry H. Baker still preaches and teaches the word of God.
By Daisy Edwards
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.