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It is more blessed to give than receive

I think one of the nicest things that the local fire departments do to bring in the spirit of Christmas is the annual visit of Santa Claus coming through the neighborhoods.

December 20, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Accept God's gift to mankind

Everyone loves gifts and during the Christmas season, many of them are exchanged. People will go into debt to buy gifts for their children, families and friends. Often, caught up in the hype of gift-giving, we forget the real purpose of this holiday. We forget that this is a day that we have set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world.

December 20, 2010 | By Dr. Alvin L. Jackson Columnist | Faith


Best Christmas present is free

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16

December 20, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Congregation works to keep kids warm

The members of St. Phillip's Episcopal Church believe year round in the spirit of giving, whether that means providing a meal to a homeless person or putting a shivering child in a jacket.

December 17, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer\ | Faith


Putting disappointment in perspective

At this time of year a person gets used to traveling down certain roads and looking for Christmas lights. Some people consistently light up their homes or lawns with these beautiful displays. This year I have noticed that some such displays are missing – my guess is that it could be because of the economy.

December 13, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


What God has given

When we stop to think of all the things God has given, it really is unbelievable. His generosity toward man is immeasurable.

December 13, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What will you do with Jesus this season?

Last week I asked you to take a Christmas quiz with me. I would not do that to you two weeks in a row. But I will ask you again, how much do you know about this season? And even more, how much do you need to know?

December 13, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Radio evangelist reaches wide audience

Evangelist Marie Butler of Jesup is not your typical preacher, but she has a wide audience.

December 13, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


What kind of God is this?

I think about the love I have for my wife all the time, especially the feeling I have when I see her smile. The joy that comes over me when I am the source of that smile is overwhelming. Sometimes the hair on the back of my neck stands up when she walks into a room. It is easy to love someone this way, especially when you know that the love is reciprocal. I am sure there are some husbands who can identify with what I am saying.

December 13, 2010 | By Pastor Tom Johnson III Columnist | Faith


Don't forget why you're celebrating

How much do you know about Christmas? I would like for you to take a Christmas quiz with me today. Are you ready?

December 07, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Only one way leads to Heaven

We all have ways of doing things. As human beings, created in the image of God and given the ability to make choices, sometimes we disagree. God gives us this license when it comes to earthly things.

December 07, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


You don't have to spend money to give

The scripture tells us that "it is more blessed to give than to receive."

December 07, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Remember to stay focused on Jesus

It is very easy during this time of the year to lose focus on what is important. With the pressure of society, family and friends, sometimes we find ourselves caught in a whirlwind of wants, requests and desires that blur the vision that was so clearly mapped out for us just a few months earlier.

December 06, 2010 | By Pastor Tom Johnson III Special to the Courier | Faith


Church plans grand production

Christmas is almost here and people are gearing up for the holiday with a variety of festivities and activities.

December 06, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Who is it you're giving thanks to?

At this time of year, we hear a lot about the things we should be thankful for, such as family, good health, financial resources and the things we need that they buy. It is important to give thanks for the blessings of life that we receive. But there is another question that needs to be answered: Who is the recipient of our thanks?

November 29, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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God can help you change for the better

I'm still getting used to my new computer. It is a Mac as opposed to a PC; those letters mean something to some of you.

January 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


ValueSpeak: Our wrestle with race

Dee was feisty.

January 22, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Religious response to postponed abortion bill vote illustrates differences across denominational lin

Congress' postponing Thursday's vote on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy has drawn the ire of conservative faith leaders.

January 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Listen to right one for eternal life

Many still believe the lie of Satan today; they fail to see that sin separates man from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). They fail to understand that when they give in to their desires to do wrong things, they - not God - are causing the problem.

January 22, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What word choices say about the State of the Union's faith connection

Finding faith in the president's annual State of the Union may be less about analyzing overall themes than listening for specific words. Religious responses to Tuesday's speech centered on the concepts and communities President Barack Obama named, and those he left out.

January 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Local leads prayer service at Capitol

On Sunday, Jan. 11, the Atlanta air may have been cold and even rainy, but that did not dampen the spirit of the people inside of the state Capitol, north wing building, especially the family members and church members of the speaker for the occasion.

January 21, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


One more time around the moutain

At the beginning of a new year, many resolutions are made. If someone could find a way to fine or charge people for broken resolutions, they would quickly become very wealthy.

January 20, 2015 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


RH church building 26,000 sq. ft. sanctuary

St. Anne Catholic Church's new 26,000-square-foot sanctuary is well on the road to completion, and Father Joe Smith couldn't be more pleased with how things have gone so far.

January 18, 2015 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Faith


Don't have a disappointing destination

Sunday afternoon, I was watching a football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. I'm not a fan of either team; the only reason I was watching it was that it was the playoffs.

January 17, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your mind to honor God

I like books. I dearly love to read. When I was a young boy my mom took me to the local library every week. I checked out all kinds of books - mystery, sports, biography and others.

January 16, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God has spoken to mankind throughout ages

"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds" - Hebrews 1:1-2

January 15, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Plow-burning faith can change the world

"So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with 12 yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. 'Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,' he said, 'and then I will come with you.' 'Go back,' Elijah replied. 'What have I done to you?' So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and ...

January 12, 2015 | By Pastor Alan Darsey Columnist | Faith


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