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Make a change for the New Year

Thank God for a New Year!!! The question is what will be different or what will you do differently in 2009? I am convinced that every year should bring about a change, and if we look around, we understand that change is needed in our world and in the lives of many. We need social, economic and spiritual changes in our lives.

December 29, 2008 | Rev. A.L. Jackson Columnist | Faith


This is a day to enjoy freedom

Many years have passed, but some traditions will never fade. One of the oldest traditions in Liberty County is the annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day celebration.

December 29, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


New Day Outreach hosting fellowship

It is always a special time when people from different churches come together for unity and fellowship. When these times occur, participants eagerly await the next gathering.

December 23, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Spend more time with 'why'

I want to talk to you about a simple word today - "why."

December 23, 2008 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Don't forget to thank God

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

December 09, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Certain measures in uncertain times

What will our actions be in these uncertain times? As all watch the stock market fluctuate wildly, the unemployment rise, and the homes in foreclosure exceed all expectations, does a shiver run up our spines? Liberty County seems to be insulated more than many surrounding communities but we are still vulnerable. Will we do nothing or will we invest in the future with faith?

December 09, 2008 | By Rev. Will Carter Columnist | Faith


Are we prepared to wait patiently

Patience and preparation are qualities in short supply in America today. We don't wait well! Why should we? We will do almost anything to avoid the wait in lines. Don't we have a right to have it our way and have it now? Immediate gratification is almost an American right.

December 02, 2008 | By Rev. Will Carter Special to the Courier | Faith


Mayor's Thanksgiving service to unite faithful

It is the season for thanksgiving and helping those in need. The Liberty County community serves as a good example of people reaching out to help those less fortunate.

December 02, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


New Baptist policy targets women-led churches

ATLANTA -- Georgia Southern Baptists have approved a policy that diminishes the role of churches led by women pastors.

November 27, 2008 | Associated Press | Faith


Wedge issues are all too common

There is a new buzz word in our society today. It is one that comes up both nationally and internationally. It is a word that particularly found its place during the recent election. It is the word, "wedge." It is usually found in the phrase, the wedge issue.

November 25, 2008 | By Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Teaching pastor shares God's word

A teacher by profession, Pastor Darrick Smoke also is a pastor who loves to teach God's word. "I am a teacher whether at school or at church," Smoke said.

November 25, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


Some assembly required

Preparation - it can be found throughout scripture. Noah had to prepare for the flood that destroyed Earth's population. Naomi prepared Ruth to impress Boaz and capture his attention. Joseph was placed in charge of the preparations that needed to occur during the seven years of plenty so that the seven years of famine would be survivable. After his conversion, Paul spent about 17 years in preparation for the outpouring of his ministry. Even Jesus went to the wilderness as part of His preparation process. He later went to the garden to prepare for His journey to Golgotha.

November 18, 2008 | By Rev. Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Church has harvest fest at new site

For the fourth consecutive year, the Fellowship of Love Worship Center Church of God in Christ of Allenhurst had a Community Harvest Fest on Halloween. This year, however, the fest was Friday at the future site of church's new sanctuary in Midway.

November 18, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Church offers Halloween alternative

Halloween is fast becoming another big money-making holiday. It is celebrated in this country and in many countries around the world on Oct. 31.

November 11, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Church could be a perfect fit

A newcomer to the area, Marianne Hemsley and her family have assimilated quite well. Not only have they found a church, Hemsley also has found a job working in the church.

November 04, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Articles by Section - Faith


It's all about the thing called love

Truthfully, the Christian faith is all about this thing called love.

April 22, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Resurrection brings hope to believers

It is the day before Easter. Almost 2,000 years ago, this was the darkest day in all of history. The Son of God had died the day before, been buried in a borrowed tomb and, along with his body, they buried the hopes and dreams of the future.

April 22, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek out God's word for answers

Studying the Bible is something people should do for themselves.

April 22, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


From tragedy to triumph

Oh that man would look to see, the tragedies that continue to be.

April 21, 2014 | By Pastor Dasuy Edwards | Faith


What will you do with this one called Jesus?

Over 2,000 years ago, there was this one called Jesus Christ who came on the scene in history. He preached, taught and healed the sick. Crowds gathered just to see if he was going to perform another miracle.

April 15, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Become stronger with God's lessons

Dad used to tell me, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Coach would say, "No pain, no gain." And one teacher would remark, "We learn best through adversity."

April 15, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Sin can be overcome by following God's word

The Bible plainly states that all men have sinned (Romans 3:23). Sin, though not inherited, has been a plague of each generation of mankind. Each individual sins and is responsible for their sins.

April 15, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How to handle life's curveballs

Sometimes life throws us curve balls - situations, circumstances and problems that we just don't know how to handle.

April 14, 2014 | By Rev. Ashley Morris Columnist | Faith


Use His way to avoid devil's tricks

This week has been beautiful, and I think spring is finally here to stay. We have been fooled before with a cold front sneaking its way back in. Well, speaking of being fooled, Tuesday was April Fool's Day where many a folk were hoaxed or tricked. Most of this was all done in fun and brought much-needed laughter.

April 08, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't be a fool in God's eyes

Well, did you survive April Fool's Day? Or are you one of those who pulls the pranks on others?

April 08, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Great ove of Jesus Christ can be seen

Often, the love of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation.

April 08, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God knows how much we can bear

There is no doubt that we are living in some difficult times. Many are struggling to make ends meet. Many are wondering if there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

April 07, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Moving into a new sanctuary

Sunday was an exciting time, and those at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church are celebrating a great accomplishment in the life of their church.

April 07, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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