In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul writes these words in I Corinthians 16:13-14: "Be watchful, stand in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love."
As a minister of the gospel, the Rev. Luke Lawhon loves to tell people the good news about Jesus Christ.
The year 2009 is a special time for the Bethesda Church family. Located in the midst of a thriving military community, Bethesda serves the combined communities of Hinesville and Fort Stewart.
Dr. Michael Guido, renowned evangelist whose Metter-based ministry has reached international venues, remained hospitalized Friday in serious condition.
It was hailed as a celebration of service program for a man who had given unselfishly of his time and service.
If you are reading this article today, God has blessed you to see another year. God has given you another opportunity to do something worthwhile. I am convinced that many have made their New Year's resolutions. I want you to know that I am not a big advocate of making resolutions. Many times, they only last a few months and sometimes, a few days. However, some have decided that this is the year that they will stop smoking, drinking, cheating, etc. This may be the year for some to stop one habit or another. However, we need to stop ...
There is a lot of excitement in the air at Grace Baptist Church in Hinesville. For the past four months, the church has been the scene of rehearsal after rehearsal. The church family, under the leadership of John Mills, was gearing up for its third Christmas Cantata Sunday evening. The musical celebration's theme was "Then Jesus Came."
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.
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.
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.
I want to talk to you about a simple word today - "why."
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
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?
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.
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.
"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." - Romans 12:1-2
Getting to know God through conversation and dialoguing with Him in prayer is the mold in which the character of our lives is shaped.
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