Being the pastor of a church is an awesome assignment, but becoming the pastor of the 135-year old historic Midway Congregational United Church of Christ is quite an honor and humbling experience.
"When I was 12 years old, I rode my bicycle from Savannah to Riceboro and have lived there since. When other young children were thinking about school, I was trying to figure out how to get more horsepower out of engines," Bishop James H. McKenzie said.
I so loved and dearly prized you that I gave my only begotten, unique Son so that if you believe in, cling to, rely on Him, you shall not perish, come to destruction or be lost, but have eternal everlasting life.
Do you believe God has plans for something great to happen in your life? You know deep inside that God is able and willing, and you know that His word will accomplish what it is sent out to do.
Instead of rushing to the clubs on Saturday night, Jan. 27, young people were hurrying to get a seat at Unity Church of God in Jesup. It was a packed house, filled with young, middle age, old, white and black. More than 1,000 people attended the service, which featured international evangelist Perry Stone.
"For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness." Psalm 84:10
When God created the heavens and the earth, He presented to us the first example of love and harmony. Every action of God includes the thought of harmony and His deep love toward us.
Last week's subject was, "You can't do it by yourself." This week we look at the situation in a different perspective.
By Edith Anderson
He is a long way from his home in Colorado, but he is enjoying his new assignment in Liberty County. This servant of God has a burden to help the people in the Hinesville area.
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.