Saturday, Aug. 1, was a time of excitement and fellowship for the House of Refuge Church Family. The congregation was finally moving into a new sanctuary on Welborn Street in Hinesville.
Health-care reform has been a star player in the news for the past few weeks. We need to change the health-care system. We need to find a solution. It is a desperate plea for a long-awaited solution to be found and embraced.
It seems as if it were only yesterday students were celebrating the end of the school term and now it is time to return to the classroom. In just a few days, schools across Georgia will begin a new term.
One of the most well known scriptures we hear, read and remember is John 3:16 and it says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever beliveth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
The dedicated members of the Zion Gospel Travelers of Liberty County have a special love for what they do. They love to sing. No matter how busy their schedules, the men still find time to come together for the many singing engagements they participate in each year.
Pastor Howard McArthur is no novice to the ministry. He has been in the field for 35 years and has served as a pastor for 28 years. McArthur currently is pastor of the Aisle of Hope Holiness Church in Hinesville.
We just celebrated the 4th of July, the anniversary of the date when America gained the right to be independent from all other nations. Our country's independence is part of God's gift of freedom. Many men and women have given their lives for our nation, attempting to retain our freedom and protect America from its enemies.
Pastor Richard "Rich" Wright has been in town for only three weeks, but he's already enjoying his new assignment.
I am excited about my faith in God. I learned a long time ago that God was real and He can help in times of trouble. I believe it's impossible for me to exist without my faith in a God who is omniscient, omnipoten and omnipresent.
I am excited about freedom. This weekend we join Americans around the world in celebrating our country's 233rd birthday. The founding fathers came to America many years ago in search of freedom and opportunity. Then, one day, they gathered and signed the Declaration of Independence. What a day that must have been!
Youth from across the county are gathering for a week of spiritual refreshment and renewal. Billed as a countywide youth revival, this event is one of many planned activities for teens and children this summer.
God said, "Let us; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; make man in our own image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." Genesis 1:2
In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6, verse 9, we find Jesus teaching us how to pray saying these words, "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in heaven, Hollowed be thy name."
Last month we celebrated Mothers Day and today is Fathers Day. Fathers are special too, and they play a very important role in the family and in society.
Baccalaureates used to be a regular part of graduation activities, both at the collegiate and high school levels. However, within the past 25 years, it has almost disappeared.
Truthfully, the Christian faith is all about this thing called love.
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.
Studying the Bible is something people should do for themselves.
Oh that man would look to see, the tragedies that continue to be.
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.
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."
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.
Sometimes life throws us curve balls - situations, circumstances and problems that we just don't know how to handle.
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.
Well, did you survive April Fool's Day? Or are you one of those who pulls the pranks on others?
Often, the love of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation.
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.
Sunday was an exciting time, and those at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church are celebrating a great accomplishment in the life of their church.
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