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Give a fish a stomach ache

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.

August 07, 2012 | Dr. Peggy Rayman Guest columnist | Faith

New Bible translation is written like a Hollywood screenplay

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.

August 07, 2012 | By Travis Loller The Associated Press | Faith

Event to honor community servant

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.

August 06, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

Set yourself free through God

"So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed."- John 8:36

July 31, 2012 | Pastor Richard Hayes Guest columnist | Faith

Poll: Many people don’t relate to Romney’s faith

WASHINGTON - Most of America doesn't relate to Mitt Romney's religion, but that may not matter in his race against President Barack Obama.

July 30, 2012 | By Jennifer Agiesta The Associated Press | Faith

Jones Creek Baptist pastor also an author

Pastor Dr. Dennis Patterson has been a pastor for just a few months, but he is not new to the ministry.

July 30, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

The art of the sincere apology requires humility in us

How many of us, while trying to apologize, have run smack into a stone wall?

July 24, 2012 | John Scherer Columnist | Faith

Don’t give up on good work

"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

July 24, 2012 | Pastor Richard Hayes Guest columnist | Faith

Volunteers give life to outreach programs

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.

July 23, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

What we overhear can be problems common to everyone

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."

July 17, 2012 | John Scherer Columnist | Faith

Put your trust in the Lord

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines trust as "assured reliance on, ability, strength of someone."

July 17, 2012 | Pastor Richard Williams Guest columnist | Faith

Memorial back-to-school rally set

As the summer vacation began in Long County, tragedy struck.

July 16, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

How can we best use the gift of freedom of religion?

The Fourth of July is so much more than just cookouts, concerts, the beach and fireworks.

July 10, 2012 | John Scherer Columnist | Faith

Find favor with God for a prosperous life

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."

July 10, 2012 | Pastor Douglas Harn Guest columnist | Faith

Area youth take in Superwow conference

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).

July 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Faith

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Heaven awaits with well deserved rewards, rest

"Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it ...

November 05, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

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