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Heaven's value never decreases

The other day I was talking to someone about what I paid for my house about 10 years ago, what it was worth a couple of years ago and what it is worth today. The value went up and then came crumbling down again. We have not been hit with devaluation of property nearly as bad as most communities in our country.

April 04, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Lord won't lead you astray

On Sunday evenings in our church, I have been preaching a series entitled, "Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe: Modern Christian Urban Myths." I got the idea from a book by the same title written by a pastor named Larry Osborne. It really has been a fun study, both for the church and for me.

April 04, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Where is God in your life? Part 2

When it comes to our salvation, we need to remember to put God first. There are some hard things to understand in the Bible, but how to be saved is not one of them.

April 04, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Administrator conference expects crowd

The fifth annual Alliance of Administrators' Conference, which has become one of the largest in Liberty County, is coming up. The event will be Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Hinesville. The theme is "A heart for the harvest."

April 04, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God's joy is our strength

One of my favorite scriptures is Romans 8:28, which says, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

April 04, 2011 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Some beauty is well worth the wait

There are not too many things more beautiful than the colors of spring – anything from flowering trees to flowering bushes to flowering plants. My favorite is the azaleas, which are about in full bloom.

March 28, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Christians should think as the Lord does

Well, I did it again. I embarrassed myself with something I said. No surprise there.

March 28, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What place have you given God?

As Jesus was concluding what has become known as the "Sermon on the Mount," he said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" (Matt. 6:33, 34).

March 28, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Area ushers are a committed crowd

Ushers often are taken for granted as the church's doorkeepers. But they play a vital role in the ministry. It takes a special, skilled person to serve as an usher.

March 28, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Manna House needs help with important work

Matthew 25:33-40 says, "And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

March 28, 2011 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Baptismal pool to be a park

It was known as the "Round Hole," a pooling spot where muddy waters cooled the skin and stained the white robes of slaves who were baptized there more than 200 hundred years ago.

March 28, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Faith


God cares for man

With the natural disasters that happen in the world, some want to say God does not care for mankind. This is far from the truth. The natural disasters that happen are just that – things of nature. They have happened down through the ages. To those who are involved in the disasters, our prayers go up to God that they soon will be able to go about their normal lives.

March 21, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Place your full trust in the Lord

Do you have a favorite verse of Scripture? My favorite verse in the entire Bible is 1 John 5:13. "I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life."

March 21, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Lets not forget the real St. Patrick

Most of America has just celebrated St. Patrick's Day in some form or another and now we are into the St. Patrick's weekend.

March 21, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Faith will keep us marching forward

The Israelites were instructed to march once around Jericho for six days and seven times around on the seventh day. Then they were to shout and the city walls would fall. Some of the Israelites probably were questioning God in their minds and, at the same time, becoming tired and weary. I can't help but think that some may have been a little excited about what the outcome would be. Either way, they obeyed God and shouted out in faith and experienced God's miraculous intervention as they conquered Jericho. The walls fell as God had promised (Joshua 6 ...

March 21, 2011 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


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Episcopal leaders vote on same-sex liturgy, revised marriage definition

Episcopal Church leaders adopted rituals for same-sex marriage ceremonies, making it the third mainline Protestant denomination in America to do so.

July 13, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The significance of the last 10 days of Ramadan

Muslims throughout the world are observing Ramadan, also known as the month of fasting. Given the atrocities committed during this month by so-called Muslims, I find it necessary to give my view and understanding of the true obligations and purpose of this holy month.

July 12, 2015 | Sohaib Awan Deseret News | Faith


Faith-based prison seminaries help 'moral rehabilitation' of inmates

Darryl Waters says he was raised by devout Christian grandparents in the quaint bayou community of Gibson, Louisiana.

July 12, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Experience true freedom through Christ

Last weekend, we, as a country, celebrated our freedom.

July 11, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Pray for peace in life

It has been a few weeks since the shootings that took place in the church in Charleston. I usually write my columns four or five at a time and submit them in advance, but I would like to offer up my thoughts concerning the events of that day.

July 10, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seventh-day Adventists affirm women in ministry, but vote down their ordination

A contentious five-year battle over the ordination of women as Seventh-day Adventist ministers ended Wednesday with a 58 percent "no" vote at the group's quinquennial business session in San Antonio, Texas.

July 10, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Believe in this: God's word will never change

Someone who believes in God must believe that his word is true and must be obeyed as it is given.

July 09, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


A banner Inter-dependence Day

The Fourth of July is five days behind us now, but while the scent of sulfur from the fireworks lingers, let me add a P.S.

July 08, 2015 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Let freedom ring by showing Jesus' love to all

This weekend, we are celebrating the liberty and freedom that we have in this great country of ours. We are truly blessed to live in America, aren't we?

July 06, 2015 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Study: Relationship with God gives life meaning

Soon after Jong Hyun Jung, a graduate student of sociology at Purdue University, first immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea, he noticed the importance of religion in the American culture in what people said and did.

July 06, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


After Supreme Court marriage decision, Christian objectors ponder outsider status

America's evangelical Christians, at roughly 25 percent of the population, aren't really a minority group. But after the Supreme Court mandated same-sex marriage in all 50 states last week, evangelicals are pondering how to interact with a changing culture.

July 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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