When I was 16 years old, I had my dad drop me off at a lake to go fishing on his way to a church board meeting. This 30-acre private lake sat about a half of a mile off the road.
I have to admit that I love to sing. I sing along with the radio in the car. I sing in the shower. I sing as I work. (I'm not a good whistler, so I can't follow the advice of the Seven Dwarfs).
God made man a free moral agent: "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:15).
In the book of Psalms we are told that God has a purpose for each one of us.
I have a friend who is an author. Mark has published multiple books in the past decade. He served as a pastor for 15 years but has spent the past 10 years writing and submitting manuscripts.
In the preceding weeks, we have talked about pleasing God. Last week, we saw that if we really want to please God, we must understand that Christ is a part of God's plan and must be followed. As we think more about that, there are a few more things we need to know about Christ.
"Here at Live Oak, we have declared that this is the year of total prosperity," said Pastor Aaron Cowart, senior pastor of Live Oak Church of God in Hinesville.
King Solomon, a man who had great wisdom from God - examined life and summed up the greatest milestone of a person's life. King Solomon said the whole duty of man is to fear God and keep His commandments.
Society tends to hold mothers in high regard, but fathers - and the important roles they play - sometimes are overlooked. Dads are special too, and they deserve to be honored and recognized, which is why we have Father's Day.
Today's scripture reading is Acts 4:32-35 (NIV): "All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God's grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed ...
One of the bad habits that I have is goofing off with my grandkids.
In life it seems we are always trying to please someone. It may be our parents, or it may be our children, a spouse, friends, employers, teachers, etc.
By the time you are reading this, I will be in recovery mode. Our church just will have completed its vacation Bible school on Thursday night.
The 150th church anniversary of the historical First African Baptist Church begins this week; they have been planning and preparing for this historical occasion for months.
"When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them" Acts 1:2-4 (NIV).
An incident that has happened to us in the last few months reminds me of what can happen when sin is looked at lightly, especially ...
I recently finished a sermon series from Revelation chapters 2 and 3 at my church, where I preached on the seven churches mentioned in these ...
Pope Francis just gave a very rare interview to a newspaper that helps fund the homeless.
In all the teaching found in the New Testament, one does not find people being taught different ideas.
Quitting equals winning — at least in a recovering U.S. labor market.
Jon M. is all he wants to be known by. That’s what he told me when he agreed to tell his story of being ...
Muslims scored a major victory in Michigan.
This year has been bleak for religious construction. Industry experts predict that 9.3 million square feet of new space for churches, synagogues, temples and ...
As the pumpkin spice season comes to a close, a tempest has been brewing over Starbucks' newest coffee cup.
For the second time in less than two years, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear religious freedom challenges to the Affordable Care ...
One of the most important rules parents can teach their children is colored gold.
Few comedians could get much more popular than Kel Mitchell did in the 1990s.
There seems to be a global pandemic we are facing more and more every day. It is taking more lives that any natural disaster or ...