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Greater love has no one than this

Jesus said, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." During this Memorial Day weekend, we take the time to remember those who have given their lives for us. I know that we, as a nation, have often debated the merits of a particular war. The reasons for conflict have been many and varied.

June 01, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


A reward to look forward to

A few weeks ago I started walking/running in the mornings, mainly for health reasons. It has been hard to be consistent so I only do this activity a few days a week.

June 01, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Local writer interviewed on Atlanta TV

People from across the country and the world, including many Liberty County residents, visit Atlanta to enjoy its cultural events, restaurants, malls, entertainment centers, historic sites and other activities.

May 31, 2010 | By Dr. Alexzine Goosby Special to the Courier | Faith


Memorial Day

This weekend, most of us are off from work and are enjoying life and the weekend.

May 31, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Always remember God cares

The Apostle Paul wrote, "Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God" (2 Cor. 1:2 – 4). In a world where trouble waits around every corner it is good to know that Christians do not have to face trouble alone, we ...

May 24, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Keep God fresh in your heart

Writing a column like this can be a challenge. After all, I also preach and teach two or three times every week. I don't want to use the same material over and over. I want to say something fresh and relevant. Still, the Christian message really hasn't changed in the last 2000 years. It is still about what Jesus did for us when He gave His life so that we might live.

May 24, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Reacting to non-believers

Recently in a youth meeting we were discussing prayer requests when one of the teens started talking about a new student at his school. The student got into a discussion about religion and let him and his friends, who are professed Christians, know that they didn't want anything to do with God and would rather serve Satan.

May 24, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Congratulations, you've made it

On behalf of the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County, I congratulate everyone who is graduating this season. We know it's not easy to complete such a great task, but through it all you did it.

May 24, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Chruch enjoys grand anniversary

Members of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church of Walthourville are celebrating 141 years of service. For most of its existence, the church was in Allenhurst. However, the city of Walthourville recently incorporated the land the church sits on.

May 24, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Prayer for community, each other

First, on behalf of the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County, we want to thank you for your support as we celebrated another National Day of Prayer. We appreciate your prayers for our leaders, children, homeless, community, families and one another.

May 17, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


First women's Bible conference a success

The ladies of the Living Word Church of God just spent an exciting weekend at their first Bible conference.

May 17, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Try to be ready

I just received news that my favorite uncle is close to passing away. He had cancer a few years ago that went into remission but recently it returned. The good news is that he has trusted Christ for forgiveness and has assurance of where he will end up after death.

May 17, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be generous with your gift to God

One of the funniest lines I've ever read was in a newspaper in Las Vegas, Nevada, the day after the Southern Baptist Convention met there in the late 1980's. I know, who would have thought that Southern Baptists, of all people, would meet in Las Vegas. But we did, and evidently made an impression on a number of people. The writer simply stated, "Ten thousand Southern Baptists descended on Las Vegas earlier this week with a twenty dollar bill in one hand, and a copy of the Ten Commandments in the other. They didn't break either one ...

May 17, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Remember the importance of family

I remember being in church a number of years ago when my pastor was making closing announcements. The week had been designated "Home and Family Week," and family had been the sermon topic for the day.

May 10, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Walk the journey with Jesus, not alone

Some today are making life's journey without Jesus. They have never realized how much He is needed in each and every person's life. Others believe that if one member of their family is religious then that is enough for the whole family. This simply is not true, for each person is accountable for themselves.

May 10, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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State bills to protect religious freedom advance, alarming some

As Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new law this week guaranteeing religious freedom against governmental interference, a debate over whether those laws can be used to trump anti-discrimination protections for lesbians and gays continues, along with the question of how best to legislatively balance those competing interests.

March 29, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


This 10-year-old plays the trumpet. And he was born without arms



Kids are amazing human beings and are mostly willing to try new things and seek to overcome obstacles. Sometimes, there are pretty huge obstacles to overcome along the way.

March 29, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Be grateful for the beauty around us

In the very beginning of time, the Bible states in Genesis 1:1 that "God created the heavens and the Earth."

March 28, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Why religious confession is good for the mind and soul

Janet Perry has been a Catholic for more than 30 years, yet going to confession still makes her sweat.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Do religions try to keep their scriptures inaccessible?

The late Christopher Hitchens once ranked, with Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, among the “four horsemen” of the New Atheism. His most comprehensive attack on religious faith came in a best-seller called — and don’t miss the title’s lowercased first word — “god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” (Twelve, 2009).

March 27, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


'Who am I?' Let God help you answer

Many lessons can be drawn from the account of Moses given in the book of Exodus.

March 26, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Words can say so much

Last week, I wrote about the power of words. I want to pick up on that theme one more time because I think it matters so much.

March 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Would you help this child? What happens next will have you in tears



If you passed someone in need, in desperation, would you stop to help?

March 26, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


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