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Watch the tide to understand repentance

I think one of the most intriguing things is the tides in our creeks and rivers.

July 19, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Trust in the Lord and have no fear

By the time you read this, I will be home from vacation. My wife and I headed to the beach for a little relaxation. I made plans to read, eat seafood and play golf. I ran along the beach and even put my toes in the ocean once or twice – but not too far.

July 19, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Save a place in your heart for God

The Bible tells us that God is a jealous God: "For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: (Exodus 34:14).

July 19, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Bethesda Church takes mission trip to Dominican Republic

The Bethesda Church mission team recently completed its first overseas mission ministry trip to the Dominican Republic.

July 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Interim pastor happy to help transition

One of the largest churches in Liberty County, First Baptist Church of Hinesville, recently underwent a change in leadership.

July 18, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


There is a king in you

"For every time that You protected me when I did not know Your name, Lord, I say thank you. How You loved me and cared for me when I didn't return the same, I say thank you."

July 18, 2011 | By Pastor Denise Williams Columnist | Faith


Pastor follows in father's footsteps

The Rev. Tommy Ray, pastor of Poplar Head Baptist Church in Long County, is following in his father's footsteps. His father was the pastor for more than 30 years at the same church Ray now leads.

July 11, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Do you have the hook-up?

I recently returned to my hometown of Pine Bluff, Ark., which is about 45 minutes south of Little Rock, Ark., and has a population of more than 55,000 people. I spent a whole week enjoying the old neighborhood, relaxing with family and gazing in amazement at how things have changed.

July 11, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Obey God to fulfill you purpose

I am not a huge fan of the computer. Oh, I am well aware that they have made our lives better in many ways. I am grateful for the ways they make my life easier. I can send pictures to my dad at no cost. I can order stuff online. I can correct spelling and grammar mistakes easily and quickly.

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


Is guilt going unpunished

This week a lot of people were glued to the TV screen or the internet or were listening to the radio awaiting the verdict of the Casey Anthony trial.

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


We need to know all the facts

Some recent court cases have been decided in a way that many people thought was wrong. Right or wrong, I could not say because I do not have all the facts. Without all the facts, it is impossible to come to the right conclusion.

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


Be thankful we live in land of free

For Americans, the Fourth of July is a time to look back - and look up. On Independence Day, we take a break from our busy schedules to appreciate the blessings of freedom and liberty - the noble values upon which our nation was built. We look back with gratitude at our founding fathers' vision. We appreciate the courage of those who have protected our freedoms.

July 05, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God uses ordinary to do extraordinary

When God uses ordinary people beyond what is usual, ordinary or regular, He establishes the extraordinary. People do not usually think they are noteworthy, remarkable or exceptional in character. Outside of occasionally having a special, often temporary, task or responsibility, we may not address the possibility of being extraordinary. But there are "gifted" people among us. We celebrate their accomplishments with enthusiasm and amazement. What we may not consider is that God depends on ordinary people. The Bible shows us that ordinary people are chosen by God for phenomenal and special service.

July 05, 2011 | By Rev. Kathleen Ayala Columnist | Faith


Choose what matters most

When I was 16 years old, I had my dad drop me off at a lake to go fishing on his way to a church board meeting. This 30-acre private lake sat about a half of a mile off the road.

July 05, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Sing to the Lord with all your might

I have to admit that I love to sing. I sing along with the radio in the car. I sing in the shower. I sing as I work. (I'm not a good whistler, so I can't follow the advice of the Seven Dwarfs).

July 05, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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Confidence in religion at a new low — except among Catholics, poll finds

Americans' confidence in religion is at an all-time low in four decades, according to a new Gallup poll, while it ranked fourth in the polling firm's confidence-in-institutions list.

June 18, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Experiencing Ramadan in America vs. the Middle East

Jana Al-Akhras, an American-born Muslim, began fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the second grade and has managed to observe the annual practice ever since — in winter and summer, during high school soccer practices and games and through long days of classes in college.

June 17, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Churches need to refocus on the individual to attract the 'nones'

Churches seeking to recapture the growing numbers of religiously unaffiliated should forget about preserving the past and instead focus on the needs of those who see no need for organized religion, one mainline Protestant thought leader said.

June 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Use God to master art of gift-giving

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 6:23

June 16, 2015 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Bringing men back to church

There's something — or, more precisely, someone — missing from many churches on Sunday mornings: men.

June 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Does your child know the Bible well enough to compete in this competition?

Would you classify your child as a Bible scripture aficionado?

June 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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