Some pastors live within walking distance of their church, while others have to drive a few miles. Still others live in different cities and counties. But most pastors - especially in Liberty County - live in the same state.
"Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine." (1 Timothy 5:17)
Haven't we all lost a relationship during our lives? What does it take to find the one we lost?
It is nearly fall and members of the Midway United Methodist Church are excited. They are preparing for their homecoming/fall revival.
Judson L. Maxwell, pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Hinesville, came to this area while serving in the military, and decided to remain after retirement.
When I was a boy of 10, I never thought a major lesson of my childhood would be showing up. Showing up today seems to be a more and more rare behavior.
This retired federal government employee had a career of helping people. However, she did not realize one day she would be placed in an even greater position to help others.
Urgency - requiring immediate attention - I recently shared with our family at Bethesda Church that I believe there is a real need for a renewed sense of urgency in the body of Christ. During this past month, I have traveled nearly 5,000 miles. I have had numerous opportunities to observe, communicate with and worship with other Christians. I have talked with pastors and other Christian leaders about where the body of Christ at large is during this span of time.
Christians have always had a high work ethic. The annual celebration of Labor Day, the first Monday of September each year, reflects this. Hard work can raise our standard of living and provide the necessities of life.
It took several years, but Fleming Baptist Church has undergone extensive remodeling and the congregation is excited about it.
So many times we hear about teamwork and partnership.
It has been five years and they are ready for a celebration.
Love. What do we know about this powerful word?
"God has dropped us into a little piece of heaven," the new pastor of the Midway United Methodist Church the Rev. Douglas J. Walker said. "Members have welcomed us with open arms."
Apostle Wilhelmenia Brown yielded to the call of God into the ministry in 1985. A native of Savannah, she came to Liberty County with her military spouse. Sixteen years ago, she began a church here.
Every person faces an eternal destiny. When we study the word of God, it is seen to be a fact. One of these, heaven or hell, will be our place of eternal destiny when this life is over.
As members of the Liberty Prayer Chapel family of Hinesville prepare for their church's 11th anniversary, they are reflecting and anticipating a great time of fellowship.
While recently driving through our wonderful city, my attention was arrested by this inscription written on a church marquee: "Know Jesus, Know Peace, No Jesus, No Peace."
In 1 Corinthians 11, the Apostle Paul issued a brave request. He stated, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."
"Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your blessings, see what God has done." Those words first were written in 1897 by a man named Johnson Oatman Jr. But they remain wonderful words of truth even today.
The apostles suffered many things because of their desire to proclaim the message of Jesus to the world.
Sarah Steward Izzard started playing piano in churches at the age of 12 - and still is playing more than 50 years later.
From the moment I read Philippians 1: 20-21, I knew this verse would be my "new standard."
Many feel that if anything is going to be accomplished for God, then God is going to have to get the job done.
In recent weeks, I have thought a lot about the word tribulation.
Last week, we began looking at occasions when false teachers had tried to rob God's people of their salvation. Continuing the discussion of Paul speaking to the people at Galatia, he had shared the good news with them, shown them the way of salvation and now they were following a different way.