Most people his age are only thinking about assuming a position of leadership he recently assumed. For the past year, Danny Eason had filled the pulpit in the absence of a pastor, but recently was appointed as interim pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Hinesville.
In 1987, Chuck Johnson started walking on weekends and telling others about Jesus.
We often allow things or conditions to hinder us from accomplishing tasks or assignments in life. Sometimes, we use these situations as a crutch to complain and keep from doing what we are supposed to do.
For many, Easter is a time of Easter baskets and colorful eggs. And even though all of the coloring kits have a variety of bright colors, at least one egg in the batch will turn out gray from your little one dipping it in all the dye containers.
"But King David replied to Oman, 'No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the Lord what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.'"
"So the 12 called a meeting of all the believers. They said, 'We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of God, not running a food program. And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility.'" Acts 6:2-3 (New Living Translation)
Christianity involves a leap in the dark, right? Wrong! You thought faith meant the absence of reasons. But if you don't have good reasons to believe in Christ, why place faith in Him? After all, the eternal welfare of your soul is at stake. So to act without any good reason is the height of stupidity.
Not only is he spreading the good news, his wife and children also proclaim the word. The multi-talented McIver Family preaches as well as sings.
Over the past few weeks I have been thinking seriously about the moral climate of our county. I have been evaluating my responsibility as a pastor.
He has served as the pastor of the Hinesville First United Methodist Church for almost a year and is enjoying the assignment. Prior to relocating to Hinesville, Pastor R. Douglas Force served as pastor of the St. Mary's Road United Methodist Church in Columbus. He has also served as pastor of Asbury United Methodist in Savannah and various other churches.
On Feb. 18, while cooking spaghetti, I accidentally spilled boiling water on my hands.
In August 2006, he was installed as the new pastor of one of the oldest churches in Liberty County.
"Praise ye the Lord for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely." Psalms 147:1
"How would finding the bones of Jesus affect your Christian faith?" a seminary professor asked me several years ago. I thought, then responded that it would not affect my fate at all.
Come, we are meant to be together as lovers. There is no sin that can keep you from me. Why are you lingering when I have called you to come to Me.
Who is God?
"Jesus called them together and said, 'You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.'" - Mark 10:42-43
"What if" - these words carry a little bit of uncertainty; they are conditional in nature.
Every generation looks at its elders and wonders why those folks are so hopeless out of date.
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.