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Don't fear a life of transformation

I recently finished a book that indicated Christians are no different from non-Christians except that Christians have the hope of eternal life.

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


Look to the Lord for direction

From time to time everyone needs directions on how to get somewhere. Many people have GPS now, so they always have the proper map to show the way. When it comes to religion we also need direction. God has given us the GPS we need to find our way to heaven – it is his word.

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


Pastor reaches out to share Jesus

For almost 20 years, Pastor Richard Sheffield has served as the pastor of Riceboro Church of God. He said he enjoys leading the small congregation.

January 24, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Why are you waiting?

Today's article is directed toward people who are not Christian. God is calling through the good news of Jesus of Nazareth to accept the gift of salvation. Therefore, I am inviting you to come to a Christian church to accept Jesus as your lord and savior. I really do pray that you will go to any of the more than 200 Christian churches in Liberty County. I know you would be welcome at any of them.

January 24, 2011 | By Pastor Rich Wright Columnist | Faith


King James Version of Bible turns 400

The King James Version of the Bible, first printed in 1611, turned 400 this year, but not many churchgoers are aware of that fact, according to local ministers.

January 20, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Faith


I know the one who holds tomorrow

For a few days this past week I was reminded of how uncertain the weather can be. The forecasters gave us, here in our area, the possibility of snow and ice, which never materialized.

January 17, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


We can learn from others' mistakes

Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope" (Rom. 15:4). There is much to be learned by the mistakes of others. Seeing what others have done and the consequences of their actions ought to lead us to want to be as faithful as possible to God.

January 17, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Remember to thank and praise God

It is really rather fascinating, some of the things I have been asked through the years. One question I have heard more than once: "Preacher, where in the Bible does it say, 'God helps those who help themselves?'"

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


Gumbranch Baptist to reach out to needy

Gumbranch Baptist Church Pastor David Daus said his flock believes that by reaching out to their neighbors in need, they are being obedient to God's word as revealed in Scripture.

January 17, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Faith


Church is growing with new pastor

Elim Baptist Church in Ludowici is growing and there's a new pastor on board.

January 17, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Choose to do things God's way

Choose, on this day, who you will serve. Choose to become who God is through Jesus Christ. Many are called but few are chosen. God has lain before man life, death, blessings and curses. It is our choice to listen to and obey God's word. We choose to be chosen through our obedience and willingness to do what the Father tells us to do.

January 17, 2011 | By Pastor Willa Wesley Columnist | Faith


How many days until Christmas

When I went to the bank the other day I was joking with the teller, who I have known for several years, that there were only 356 days until Christmas.

January 11, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be careful with your words

Mom always said, "Think before you speak." Dad used to say, "Son, you don't have to say everything you think." And in spite of all of that good advice, I have said more dumb things that I care to remember.

January 11, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


A few things worth remembering

Remember Jesus' suffering. The cross was designed as an instrument of torture. He endured physical pain, emotional grief, social humiliation and spiritual despair.

January 11, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


African-American sorority sets Founders Day

The ladies in pink and green, who proudly proclaim their heritage as members of the oldest African-American sorority, are preparing for their annual Founder's Day celebration.

January 10, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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It's official: Vatican to canonize missionary Junipero Serra, despite controversy

Bypassing opposition, the Vatican said Wednesday missionary Junipero Serra, who walked the length of California to establish religious outposts and evangelize the native population, will be canonized by Pope Francis on Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C., during the pontiff's American tour.

May 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What made us happy 80 years ago isn't what makes us happy today

In 1938, Mass Observation placed a small advertisement in the Bolton Evening News in Bolton, England, asking readers to respond to the simple question, “What is happiness?”

May 07, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Faith


New image of what Jesus may have looked like as a boy surfaces in Italy

There may be no way to number the pictures of Jesus extant in the world today, but you can add one more to their ranks — a computer-generated "photo fit" image of Christ as a boy, courtesy of Italy's police.

May 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Prayer is answer to many struggles

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked way, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14

May 05, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Spirituality may be key to 'dying well,' even in a less-religious age

Longtime obituary writer Heather Lende has spent countless hours considering death. In a recent post for the "Life Handbook" section of The Huffington Post, she distilled her years of reflection into 10 pieces of advice for living, and dying, well.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Family walks from Disneyland to Disney World in honor of late daughter

It had been a challenging day for the Cobbs — one of many over the past three years.

May 05, 2015 | Sarah Gambles Deseret News | Faith


Defeated boxer Pacquiao keeps faith, as do his fans

After he lost the latest "fight of the century" to undefeated American heavyweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saturday night, Filipino boxer (and legislator) Manny Pacquiao went to church.

May 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Deafeated boxer Pacquiao keeps faith, as do his fans

After he lost the latest "fight of the century" to undefeated American heavyweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saturday night, Filipino boxer (and legislator) Manny Pacquiao went to church.

May 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Faith voices call for calm, unity and justice in Baltimore

In the aftermath of protests and rioting in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, faith leaders are calling for calm, unity and justice, as well as for society to address core issues of poverty and lack of opportunity.

May 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: How did my toddler grandson survive a precarious situation? God knows

At first, the screams didn’t register with me.

May 04, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Don't delay saying yes to Jesus

Walking is not necessarily one of my favorite things to do, but I realize it is good for me.

May 02, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Proverbs gives practical advice for today

I teach a Sunday-school class at our church, and we are currently studying the book of Proverbs. The other week, we were studying the first half of Proverbs 6, perhaps one of the most practical sections of the entire book. And that's saying something, because Proverbs is extremely practical by nature.

May 01, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


This baby was buried under her destroyed home but then an incredible miracle happened

Ghina Bassam must have great things to do in this life.

May 01, 2015 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


U.S. religious freedom commission calls for criminal prosecution of Islamic State

A U.S. government commission is calling for international prosecution of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, over the militant group's attacks on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.

May 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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