I was really good at lunch today. I had a salad. I even dipped my fork in the salad dressing for each bite, thus using half of what was provided.
The following information is "for guys only," so if any women out there dare to read this, use extreme caution!
I enjoy watching people, especially during the holidays. I see the rush during and even preceding Valentine's Day, when people are trying to find the perfect gift for their special valentine.
Love is in the air.
Each new year prompts some to make resolutions. These resolutions are a way of starting something new.
At the age of 31, Josh May has completed his first year as a pastor and seems to be quickly growing into the role.
In the past month, I have been preaching in my church on the topic "The Healthy Church." Most pastors and Christians would like for their churches to grow, but often we ask the wrong questions when it comes to seeing that happen.
The love of God is seen in the giving of Jesus to die for the sins of man. John recorded, "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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16, 17).
Jesus made it clear of what the greatest rules of life to follow were.
The Bible says, "It is appointed unto man, once to die, and then the judgment." And immediately some reader is thinking, "Why is he starting there? I turn to this column for a bit of uplift, and I get this?"
What are Christians supposed to do when they are surrounded by those who refuse to hold to God's teachings?
Members of Africa on Fire and the Coastal Georgia School of Missions will sponsor a round table from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Feb. 1, at the Temple of Praise Church Ministries, 406C S. Main St. in Hinesville.
Last November, I was blessed to take my first pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Although I have been in the ministry for nearly 20 years, I had never gone to Israel.
This week marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a decision that made abortions legal. Since that decision, more than 54 million fetuses have been aborted, according to the National Right to Life Committee.
Last week, I wrote about New Year's resolutions, filling the void within and changing lives for the better. From many years of counseling on many topics, I know about relationship and self-esteem issues.
Every Sunday morning in our church, we have a time that we call, "Children's Time." The boys and girls from about ages 3-8 come forward and gather around me while I tell them a Bible story, and try to apply it to their lives.
God has blessed Christians with so many things.
The ability to command spirits is given to the believer by the power of God, exercised only through the Holy Spirit.
In 1 John 5:14-15, we read, "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: That if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him."
Did you hear about the man who decided that he wanted to become the smartest man in the world?
The soul of man will live somewhere in eternity, either in a place of life or of death (Matthew 25:46). God has been clear in his word that his desire is for all men to be saved (1 Timothy 2:3-4).
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14
In Matthew 26, we are told that there was a woman who poured expensive perfume on Jesus' head.
Today is bill-paying day.
Most, if not all, newspapers have an obituary section. I have heard older people joke that they read that section to make sure they are not dead yet. Others read it to see if they know anyone listed.
They may not be playing in The Masters, but they are playing for a worthy cause.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" (NIV) - Proverbs 3:5
I recently went to the Atlanta area for a couple of board meetings and stayed at one of the local motels. In the morning before my first meeting, I turned on the television and started listening to a minister, expecting to hear something from God's word to help me through the day.
Football season is in full swing, whether high school, college or the pros. Stadiums are filling up with excited fans all across this country as they prepare to cheer their teams to victory.
We must never forget that we were created to worship and love God. We are the creation he is the creator. We are to serve him. All the blessings that his word tells us about are there for us if we will follow him.