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God has the directions to Heaven

God's word directs us on how to be pleasing to Him and how to live for Him. His plan for man's salvation of faith, repentance and baptism for the remission of sins, is a simple plan.

September 28, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Don't let left hand make the right slip up

A couple of months ago I kicked the bathtub. No, I wasn't mad. I was clumsy.

September 28, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Help the needy and you help God

I am excited about the parables of Jesus. I have noticed multiple lessons in most parables Jesus used. The story of the sheep and the goats, as recorded in Matthew Ch. 25, is no exception. Jesus says there will be a day when all the nations will stand before Him and He will divide them into two groups. The group that pleased the Lord will be invited into the Lord's kingdom and the group that displeased the Lord will be cast out and will endure everlasting punishment. Now, of course, that is an over simplification of a profound spiritual ...

September 27, 2010 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


New ministry creating a stir

A newly organized ministry in Long County, A New Beginning, is creating a sense of excitement in the community.

September 27, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Evidence of a changed life

The other day my wife came running to me from outside the house and wanted me to hear some birds in the trees talking to one another – that is, in bird talk.

September 21, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Plead guilty, ask for mercy; it's only option

What an embarrassing moment it was. I took my test to the professor and said, "Dr. B, I'm sorry, but I can't read the note you wrote me. What does it say?"

September 21, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


It is possible to make a difference in world

Our influence is something that cannot be overestimated. Christians are to go into the world and teach individuals about the Lord.

September 21, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Ministries must touch lives

While visiting someone in Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, I walked into the lobby and saw a woman sitting alone, crying. My first thought was to keep going, but, out of compassion and concern, I introduced myself and asked the woman whether I could be of help.

September 20, 2010 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


Pastor aspires to teach others

Pastor Moses Blackmon didn't move to Georgia because he had been selected to pastor a new church. A native of Troy, Ala., Blackmon moved to Miami at the age of 3. In 2006, he relocated to Liberty County. "My daughter's husband was in the military and we moved to Georgia," he said.

September 20, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


We may as well learn to get along

It was nine years ago this morning. I don't have to offer any further explanation do I?

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


Obey God's word while time is on your side

Over the past several weeks we have been looking at why everyone will not be saved, even though God desires it to happen. As we have seen the Bible shows that man has a part in his salvation.

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


Make the decision, reap the benefits

When most people go to their mailbox or P.O. box, they start to immediately go through the mail deciding what pieces are worthy of keeping.

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


How to rejoice in suffering

One of the least-popular requirements of Christianity is the act of suffering. In his letter to the church at Philippi, Ch.1:29, the Apostle Paul puts it very plainly, "For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in Him but also suffer for His sake."

September 13, 2010 | By Rev. Richie Williams Columnist | Faith


Treat grandparents well always

Sunday, grandparents everywhere were given the seat of honor. Many of them will tell you without hesitation they deserve it.

September 13, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Part 3: God wants everyone saved; won't force them

God wants everyone to be saved, but He will not force us to obey him. It is up to man to make the decision as to whether or not he will follow God's word.

September 06, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Give family and the Lord your attention

I continue to be fascinated by the advances in technology.

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


Religious freedom, contraceptive rules get new hearing as Supreme Court sends Notre Dame case back

Nine months after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of privately held business opting out of contraceptive care mandates under the Affordable Care Act, a nonprofit Roman Catholic university will get the opportunity to again present its case for an exemption.

March 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Archaeology and the boyhood of Jesus in Nazareth

The impressive Roman Catholic Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth was dedicated in 1969 and is among the most beautiful churches in the Holy Land. It stands on the site of an earlier Crusader-era sanctuary that had been built near the beginning of the 12th century and was destroyed roughly 150 years later. And that church, in turn, had been built on the ruins of a shrine commissioned by the Emperor Constantine in the first part of the fourth century. Surviving documents indicate that it was still in existence in A.D. 570, but it had been destroyed by the ...

March 12, 2015 | Daniel Peterson Deseret News | Faith


Wright Words: Does your church sign tell the truth?

Last week I attended church in Romney, West Virginia. It’s a cozy, quiet town where even the church mice whisper.

March 11, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


See what is making one city a happier place



In a normally gloomy climate, one woman began to spread her own sunshine in her community.

March 11, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Don’t rush into your ‘day six’

"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day." - Genesis 1:31

March 10, 2015 | By The Rev. DeRon Harper | Faith


People who are reminded of God take bigger risks

People who are reminded of God take bigger risks because they feel God will see them through the dangers those risks create, according to research published in Psychological Science this week.

March 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Book review: 'Maximus' is an adventure, love story in New Testament era

"MAXIMUS," by Richard L. Black, Shadow Mountain, $25.99, 464 pages (f)

March 10, 2015 | Eric Rigby Deseret News | Faith


Already viral, Salvation Army uses #TheDress to spotlight domestic violence

What was a recent viral Internet phenomenon has rapidly became a powerful symbol in the fight against domestic abuse.

March 10, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Spring forward!

I love Anita’s voice.

March 09, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Researchers may have found the home of Jesus Christ

Researchers may have found the home of Jesus Christ. And it isn’t your typical suburban home, according to research published in the latest issue of Biblical Archaeology.

March 07, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Lincoln's call for God to end the Civil War echoes today

Seven score and ten years ago, Abraham Lincoln offered his second inaugural address. (That's 150 years, by the way.) Contemporary scholars call it one of his most eloquent speeches, noting he needed only 10 minutes to offer profound thoughts on war, race and faith in God.

March 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


British, Canadian Muslims work to burnish image

The challenges of being a Muslim in Britain and Canada have been magnified in recent weeks with reports identifying a British-educated ISIS member as "Jihadi Johnny" and a Canadian mall allegedly being targeted for an al-Shabab attack.

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


Looking back at 'The Bible': Why the miniseries was successful, and where it has led

Shortly before the release of the film "Son of God" in 2014, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey visited Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. During a speech to the students at the Christian university, Burnett, an accomplished television producer, discussed the opposition the married couple felt when they started pitching a miniseries based on the Bible.

March 06, 2015 | Maddie Swensen Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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