When we were children in Sunday school, we heard the story of Jonah, which centered on a disobedient prophet who was swallowed by a big fish while trying to make a getaway. When adults told us that story, maybe they hoped we would be impressed by the scary cost of disobedience and not even think about disobeying our parents and teachers, let alone God.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A new Bible translation tackles the challenge of turning ancient Greek and Hebrew texts into modern American English and then adds a twist: It's written like a screenplay.
Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has spent most of his life as a servant to his church and community. He started serving at a young age, and the years have not dampened his enthusiasm for helping others.
"So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed."- John 8:36
WASHINGTON - Most of America doesn't relate to Mitt Romney's religion, but that may not matter in his race against President Barack Obama.
Pastor Dr. Dennis Patterson has been a pastor for just a few months, but he is not new to the ministry.
How many of us, while trying to apologize, have run smack into a stone wall?
"Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6: 8-9
They are reaching back and helping the community. Every summer, members of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church volunteer their time to assist with two of the church's outreach programs.
Many of us "people watchers" have an interest in what others are living, doing and, maybe most of all, going through in their lives. Many of us do that for good reason; we are facing issues ourselves, and we feel like "why is this happening to me?" or "What am I going to do?" or "I feel so lost and alone, and no one really cares."
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines trust as "assured reliance on, ability, strength of someone."
As the summer vacation began in Long County, tragedy struck.
The Fourth of July is so much more than just cookouts, concerts, the beach and fireworks.
Psalm 90:17: "May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us - yes, establish the work of our hands."
Members from the Elim Baptist Church recently joined more 900 kids at the Superwow Christian Youth Conference on Jekyll Island. During their stay, the teens saw illusionist Brock Gill, minister of music Aaron Keyes, youth minister Stewart Hall and Christian rappers Pkponeday (Promises Kept One Day).
Brace yourself. New religious emojis are coming.