It was hailed as a celebration of service program for a man who had given unselfishly of his time and service.
If you are reading this article today, God has blessed you to see another year. God has given you another opportunity to do something worthwhile. I am convinced that many have made their New Year's resolutions. I want you to know that I am not a big advocate of making resolutions. Many times, they only last a few months and sometimes, a few days. However, some have decided that this is the year that they ...
There is a lot of excitement in the air at Grace Baptist Church in Hinesville. For the past four months, the church has been the scene of rehearsal after rehearsal. The church family, under the leadership of John Mills, was gearing up for its third Christmas Cantata Sunday evening. The musical celebration's theme was "Then Jesus Came."
Thank God for a New Year!!! The question is what will be different or what will you do differently in 2009? I am convinced that every year should bring about a change, and if we look around, we understand that change is needed in our world and in the lives of many. We need social, economic and spiritual changes in our lives.
Many years have passed, but some traditions will never fade. One of the oldest traditions in Liberty County is the annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day celebration.
It is always a special time when people from different churches come together for unity and fellowship. When these times occur, participants eagerly await the next gathering.
I want to talk to you about a simple word today - "why." First, we know this word is not a verb, therefore there is no action associated with it. But this word is associated with what we have done, or what we may be planning to do. "Why" puts responsibility on an action. As we live our daily lives doing whatever we want to do on a daily basis, I wonder if we ever ...
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. - Psalm 107:1 This week, millions of people will travel across this country just to be home for the Thanksgiving meal. Thanksgiving is a time to come together for fellowship with family and friends, a time of love and unity. In the midst of all the festivities and delicious food, let us not forget to give God thanks for ...
What will our actions be in these uncertain times? As all watch the stock market fluctuate wildly, the unemployment rise, and the homes in foreclosure exceed all expectations, does a shiver run up our spines? Liberty County seems to be insulated more than many surrounding communities but we are still vulnerable. Will we do nothing or will we invest in the future with faith?
Patience and preparation are qualities in short supply in America today. We don't wait well! Why should we? We will do almost anything to avoid the wait in lines. Don't we have a right to have it our way and have it now? Immediate gratification is almost an American right.
It is the season for thanksgiving and helping those in need. The Liberty County community serves as a good example of people reaching out to help those less fortunate.
ATLANTA -- Georgia Southern Baptists have approved a policy that diminishes the role of churches led by women pastors.
There is a new buzz word in our society today. It is one that comes up both nationally and internationally. It is a word that particularly found its place during the recent election. It is the word, "wedge." It is usually found in the phrase, the wedge issue.
A teacher by profession, Pastor Darrick Smoke also is a pastor who loves to teach God's word. "I am a teacher whether at school or at church," Smoke said.
Preparation - it can be found throughout scripture. Noah had to prepare for the flood that destroyed Earth's population. Naomi prepared Ruth to impress Boaz and capture his attention. Joseph was placed in charge of the preparations that needed to occur during the seven years of plenty so that the seven years of famine would be survivable. After his conversion, Paul spent about 17 years in preparation for the outpouring of his ministry. Even Jesus ...
In the next few weeks, many area teens will receive their diplomas, which means that they officially will be graduated.
I believe that God is absolutely sovereign. That means that he is in control of all things, and that nothing is outside of his authority. He is the one and only God. He knows all things. He is all-powerful.
When man was created and placed in the Garden of Eden, God's plan of creation was completed. Man giving in to Satan turned this scene into a wicked and ugly one.
Members of Fellowship of Love in Allenhurst are pausing today to express their love and appreciation for their leaders - and celebrating in a big way.
While reading a book on business, I came across an interesting idea: A business owner should have a strategic view and not a tactical view of his or her business.
Many look forward to Mother's Day, a time to honor, remember and celebrate motherhood.
Eight years ago this April, my mother passed away. It has been a while since that thought has caused me to burst out in tears, but it still fills me with deep sadness. I miss her terribly. I would give just about anything to be able to hear her deep Southern drawl on the telephone again.
Jesus said, "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him; the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day" (John 12:48). Knowing how much depends on obeying his word, a study of the Bible should be important to everyone.
Millions of people walk every day for various reasons, primarily to get some exercise. Others walk to support different causes.
First and foremost, I wish all mothers a wonderful and happy Mother's Day.
Many of the major religions of the world have a lot in common. The similarities between Christians, Jews and Muslims, for instance, can be seen in the story of Abraham and Sarah.
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