Pastor Kevin L. Betton has an intense desire to see people grow in the knowledge of the Word of God. He has a powerful preaching and teaching ministry that has touched the lives of many people.
It's really something. We cover up wrongdoing with a shower of words and expect sound relationships between one another. Hostility boils under the surface just waiting for an opportunity to erupt. And when it does, we know real reconciliation has not been achieved.
By Edith Anderson
This week we celebrated Memorial Day commemorating those who have given their lives for liberty. It is altogether right to honor these brave soldiers.
In the Bible book of Ecclesiastes 5:4-5 we find these words, "When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay."
Elim Church Road is not just another country road with a few houses scattered along it. These days, with the growth in housing throughout the county, Elim Church Road (which is off Highway 196 west of Hinesville) is a fast growing area. New houses and subdivisions are being built, and people are moving into this once-quiet community and becoming members of the various churches.
When you hear the words "one life to live" what does it mean to you? Does it always remind you of the soap opera or does it remind you that you have only one life?
Pastor Howard Wright is accustomed to lending a hand, and he says he wants to see people improve their living conditions and spiritual lives.
Power of Faith Ministry was established in Deborah A. Richie's home in Hinesville in 1987. On May 21, the church will celebrate its 20th anniversary.
I celebrate when someone captures an understanding that sets him free from frustration and launches him into journey toward purpose and destiny.
There is an interesting phenomenon concerning the size of things. On a recent trip to my grandmother's (Mamaw) home in the mountains of North Georgia, I thought about this in a new way. When I was young, my father pioneered a mission church in rural Pennsylvania. He worked diligently to establish that work (which continues to flourish) as well as worked a second and even a third job to provide for his family. During that season of our lives, we lived in a mobile home. This was not a modular home like you see today. This was the '70s ...
"My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment." (NKJ Version)
Members of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia converged in Liberty County April 24-26 for the seventh annual Moderators/Ministers Conference.
Pastor Willia Mae Wesley started out in ministry with her husband, and continued the ministry after his death.
Each Nov. 11, we give our men and women of the military a special salute and shout-out.
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.