This weekend marks the official end of the summer. I am aware that school has been in session for a month already. High school football and softball and cross country teams are in full swing.
It goes without saying that today, as never before, we are faced with many problems and issues that weigh heavily upon us as we strive just to make it through the day. These pressures and challenges can lead to bouts of depression in even the most stable individuals.
On Monday, we'll celebrate the last summer holiday. At the end of a long, hot season, workers everywhere are grateful for Labor Day - a paid holiday for most people.
How do you emphasize that something is important? How do you make it clear that you want the person listening to you to really listen?
The idea that everyone will be saved is a comforting thought but is not the truth, according to God's word. As we noticed previously, God wants everyone to be saved, but He will not force us to obey him.
When some people take a shower they sing, while others use this time to relax and get their thoughts together. And there are some who just want to get in and out and get it over with.
Pastor Katrina Deason and members of Liberty Prayer Chapel in Hinesville have a lot to celebrate. After eight years, the church has seen many goals come to fruition, and Liberty Prayer Chapel is impacting the community.
The Apostle Paul in his first letter to Timothy said, "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:3, 4).
The topic of love is one that is sure to draw attention. Just listen to any radio station and you will hear many songs about love – "Just an Old-Fashioned Love Song," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "What's Love Got to Do With It?" The list goes on, and on it goes.
This summer my wife and I went on a vacation that included traveling around 2,500 miles.
Excitement is in the air at Ludowici Church of God. Friends and congregants are grateful for their new pastor, the Rev. David A. Holton.
Over the years, I have encountered many who walk around with unforgiving hearts. In fact, you would be surprised at the number of people who harbor ill feelings toward others and refuse to extend forgiveness. There are family members, friends, coworkers and even Christian brothers and sisters who avoid speaking to one another for years because of a silly incident.
Global missionary Johanna Long is visiting First Baptist Church in Hinesville this weekend and she said she's excited to share stories of her international adventures and work with the children of Central Africa.
Well, school is fully in session again. It's hard to believe, isn't it? The buses are running, the teachers and students are excited, and "the three R's" are being taught and learned at a record pace.
The apostle Peter wrote, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby" (I Peter 2:2).
James wrote, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5).
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. – Romans 13:1-2 (ESV)