October 31 is celebrated in many countries around the world as Halloween. People decorate their homes and offices and many adults as well as children dress up in various costumes. Another part of Halloween is when the children go out trick or treating. Most children love candy, and on Halloween they receive an abundance of it while trick or treating.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:16 that you are the light of the world and in verse 16 He commands us to let our light shine before men that they might see our good works and glorify the Father in heaven.
Long ago, when there was the little white wooden church beside the road; and there was no air conditioner, padded pews or music in the church, people sang the old hymns and negro spirituals.
"A healthy church is one that serves God by meeting the needs of its community and its congregation. As the interim pastor, I am thrilled to be a part of this new chapter in the life of the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church," said Pastor John William "Bill" Lindeman.
Walter Ross has a smile and a voice that will arrest your attention.
Some pastors live within walking distance of their church, while others have to drive a few miles. Still others live in different cities and counties. But most pastors - especially in Liberty County - live in the same state.
"Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine." (1 Timothy 5:17)
Haven't we all lost a relationship during our lives? What does it take to find the one we lost?
It is nearly fall and members of the Midway United Methodist Church are excited. They are preparing for their homecoming/fall revival.
Judson L. Maxwell, pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Hinesville, came to this area while serving in the military, and decided to remain after retirement.
When I was a boy of 10, I never thought a major lesson of my childhood would be showing up. Showing up today seems to be a more and more rare behavior.
This retired federal government employee had a career of helping people. However, she did not realize one day she would be placed in an even greater position to help others.
Urgency - requiring immediate attention - I recently shared with our family at Bethesda Church that I believe there is a real need for a renewed sense of urgency in the body of Christ. During this past month, I have traveled nearly 5,000 miles. I have had numerous opportunities to observe, communicate with and worship with other Christians. I have talked with pastors and other Christian leaders about where the body of Christ at large is during this span of time.
Christians have always had a high work ethic. The annual celebration of Labor Day, the first Monday of September each year, reflects this. Hard work can raise our standard of living and provide the necessities of life.
It took several years, but Fleming Baptist Church has undergone extensive remodeling and the congregation is excited about it.
"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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