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It is always a good time to pray

Have you ever had a time in your life when it seemed that none of your prayers were being answered? Has there been a season when you simply could not feel God's presence?

November 07, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Bible will forever be the way

Some people try to tell us that the old way of doing things religiously will not work. They say we must be more willing to accept the ways of others if we expect to convert them.

November 07, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Men of Integrity Conference grows

The Men of Integrity 2011 Coed Conference has come a long way. It has evolved from a small gathering of men who occasionally met for fellowship into an annual conference.

November 01, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Build you talents for God

When I was growing up as a child, I always heard the story of David and Goliath. I pictured this small boy with a slingshot that he used as a toy, running up to this huge and strong ugly giant, then shooting a rock from the slingshot, hoping by chance that it hit its target. Then I pictured David, after opening his eyes, surprised yet thankful for the success of the shot.

October 31, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Jesus gave us lesson in forgiveness

The love that God showed to us should show in our relationship to others. We need to stand ready to forgive even as God has forgiven us.

October 31, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Encourage others to avoid perils of wandering

The summer after graduating high school, I headed out with a friend to cruise the Okefenokee Swamp of Southeast Georgia. We had a map that outlined all the places we should expect to find alligators. We also had a very small amount of water to keep us hydrated in the agonizing heat and humidity.

October 31, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


Remember why you celebrate

"O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?" (Galatians 3:1).

October 31, 2011 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Fewer schools offering Bible classes

ATLANTA - Georgia was the first state in the nation to allow Bible classes in public schools, but the number of districts offering the classes has dwindled to just a handful as budgets tighten.

October 25, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Faith


It always pays to do the right thing

In Proverbs 12:22, the scripture says, "The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful." This scripture tells us that God doesn't approve of us telling lies. It really is saying that he hates it when we lie and it makes him happy when we tell the truth.

October 24, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God will be there, through good, bad times

I have a friend who recently was put in the hospital with heart troubles. That, in and of itself, is not surprising. After all, I am on the north side of 50 years old. Some of my friends are going to encounter health issues. In fact, it could happen to me.

October 24, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


The psalmist view of God's world

The "law of the Lord is perfect." God's word is able to change the life of a person, turning them from sin and bringing them to God.

October 24, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Great gifts require some assembly

When I was a child, I asked my father for a bicycle for Christmas. My older brother had a 10-speed racing bike and he would ride off for hours at a time. He was 10 years older than me, and it seemed like he had so much more freedom than I did. If I'd had a bicycle like his, I might have been allowed to ride with him when he left on those long adventures. I was very specific when describing my request - I knew just what I wanted. After asking for the bike, I waited and hoped.

October 24, 2011 | By Pastor Tom Johnson III Columnist | Faith


St. Stephens readies for Family Fun Festival

Fall is here. Many people look forward to this time of year when they can enjoy good weather and participate in outdoor activities.

October 24, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Experience with God is life-changer

The Bible opens our eyes and our minds to the life and times of many wonderful individuals and their legacies. We can read about men and women who strived to execute great deeds, all in the name of their God. Great names like Noah, Abraham, Samson, Moses, Jesus and Mary - just to name a few - have continued to compel and intrigue believers and skeptics since the Bible was canonized and printed for all to read. There are many examples to follow, many characters to imitate and many individuals to light the path of our Christian walk as we follow after ...

October 17, 2011 | By Pastor Tom Johnson III Columnist | Faith


Homecoming a great time to get involved

I've had homecoming on my mind in recent days. Two Fridays ago, Bryan County High School celebrated homecoming. Today is homecoming at my college. It has been 30 years since I graduated – I was a 9-year-old child prodigy, of course. And Sunday is homecoming at First Baptist of Pembroke.

October 17, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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The angry noise behind yoga in India

While 35,000 people will be closing their eyes and humming 'Om' in New Delhi for International Yoga Day, thousands of others in India will be angered — not calmed — by the practice.

June 18, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Confidence in religion at a new low — except among Catholics, poll finds

Americans' confidence in religion is at an all-time low in four decades, according to a new Gallup poll, while it ranked fourth in the polling firm's confidence-in-institutions list.

June 18, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Experiencing Ramadan in America vs. the Middle East

Jana Al-Akhras, an American-born Muslim, began fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the second grade and has managed to observe the annual practice ever since — in winter and summer, during high school soccer practices and games and through long days of classes in college.

June 17, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Churches need to refocus on the individual to attract the 'nones'

Churches seeking to recapture the growing numbers of religiously unaffiliated should forget about preserving the past and instead focus on the needs of those who see no need for organized religion, one mainline Protestant thought leader said.

June 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Use God to master art of gift-giving

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 6:23

June 16, 2015 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Bringing men back to church

There's something — or, more precisely, someone — missing from many churches on Sunday mornings: men.

June 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Does your child know the Bible well enough to compete in this competition?

Would you classify your child as a Bible scripture aficionado?

June 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Serving with love

New Beginnings Church in Ludowici is getting ready to deliver some love.

June 15, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The Rohingyas: A look into one of the world's most persecuted minorities

“People lost at sea” has been prominent in the news headlines in the past few days. Thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim sect, have fled persecution in what they say is their homeland in hopes of finding justice elsewhere.

June 15, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Megachurch draws $71 million in pledges for 'daring' project

An evangelical Christian megachurch has received $71 million in pledges for what it says is a "daring" project aimed at expanding its global ministry, with an estimated $7 million in cash already received.

June 14, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Evangelical leaders split over gay marriage as Supreme Court decision nears

As the Supreme Court is poised to rule on same-sex marriage, evangelical Christian leaders, once unified on the topic, are expressing opposing viewpoints, even though polls show a majority of the movement's rank-and-file oppose it.

June 14, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Jesus can turn dream into reality

The other day, I woke in the night after having a bad dream. To make a long story short, I was attacked by a couple of house cats for no apparent reason.

June 13, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Challenges of new places, experiences

By the time you read this, I will be on my way back home. I wrote it before I left.

June 12, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Word of God is divine guide for mankind

Man is not capable of finding his way to heaven without the divine guidance found in God's word.

June 11, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith




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