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Part 3: God wants everyone saved; won't force them

God wants everyone to be saved, but He will not force us to obey him. It is up to man to make the decision as to whether or not he will follow God's word.

September 06, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This word is for you: Listening

How many times do we read the Bible and come across a scriptural reference and we say something like, "Boy, do I know who ought to be reading this?"

September 06, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Walk with the Lord and never go astray

This weekend marks the official end of the summer. I am aware that school has been in session for a month already. High school football and softball and cross country teams are in full swing.

September 06, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Let God lead you away from depression

It goes without saying that today, as never before, we are faced with many problems and issues that weigh heavily upon us as we strive just to make it through the day. These pressures and challenges can lead to bouts of depression in even the most stable individuals.

September 06, 2010 | By Pastor John Lockett Jr. Columnist | Faith


Celebrate workers on last summer holiday

On Monday, we'll celebrate the last summer holiday. At the end of a long, hot season, workers everywhere are grateful for Labor Day - a paid holiday for most people.

September 06, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Emphasize the truth so it's not overlooked

How do you emphasize that something is important? How do you make it clear that you want the person listening to you to really listen?

August 30, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Part 2: God wants everyone to be saved

The idea that everyone will be saved is a comforting thought but is not the truth, according to God's word. As we noticed previously, God wants everyone to be saved, but He will not force us to obey him.

August 30, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Life can pass one drip at a time

When some people take a shower they sing, while others use this time to relax and get their thoughts together. And there are some who just want to get in and out and get it over with.

August 30, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Church celebrates eight years

Pastor Katrina Deason and members of Liberty Prayer Chapel in Hinesville have a lot to celebrate. After eight years, the church has seen many goals come to fruition, and Liberty Prayer Chapel is impacting the community.

August 30, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


Lord wants everyone to be saved

The Apostle Paul in his first letter to Timothy said, "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:3, 4).

August 23, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Spend time with God to show your love

The topic of love is one that is sure to draw attention. Just listen to any radio station and you will hear many songs about love – "Just an Old-Fashioned Love Song," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "What's Love Got to Do With It?" The list goes on, and on it goes.

August 23, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Putting things into proper perspective

This summer my wife and I went on a vacation that included traveling around 2,500 miles.

August 23, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


New Ludowici pastor ministers to all

Excitement is in the air at Ludowici Church of God. Friends and congregants are grateful for their new pastor, the Rev. David A. Holton.

August 23, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Forgiveness improves lives

Over the years, I have encountered many who walk around with unforgiving hearts. In fact, you would be surprised at the number of people who harbor ill feelings toward others and refuse to extend forgiveness. There are family members, friends, coworkers and even Christian brothers and sisters who avoid speaking to one another for years because of a silly incident.

August 23, 2010 | By Rev. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Missionary reaches out to world's children

Global missionary Johanna Long is visiting First Baptist Church in Hinesville this weekend and she said she's excited to share stories of her international adventures and work with the children of Central Africa.

August 23, 2010 | By John Scherer Special to the Courier | Faith


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Circuit court rules contraception mandate doesn't violate religious freedom

The government's health care law mandating contraception coverage does not impinge on the religious liberty of an order of Roman Catholic nuns and Christian ...

July 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Pope commits to studying critiques of his criticism of capitalism

After a weeklong South American visit in which he delivered direct criticism of "unbridled capitalism," Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Monday pledging to ...

July 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Choose to love like God loves

"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may ...

July 14, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Japanese Buddhists celebrate Obon Festival

Japanese Buddhists around the world celebrates their ancestry Monday with the Obon Festival.

July 14, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Zion Missionary Baptist celebrating 150 years

The Zionites have been preparing for this grand celebration all year.

July 14, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The psychology behind Islamic State group's Western recruits

In the summer of 1995, Mubin Shaikh traveled throughout Pakistan, volunteering with a missionary group in the sweltering summer heat.

July 13, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Episcopal leaders vote on same-sex liturgy, revised marriage definition

Episcopal Church leaders adopted rituals for same-sex marriage ceremonies, making it the third mainline Protestant denomination in America to do so.

July 13, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The significance of the last 10 days of Ramadan

Muslims throughout the world are observing Ramadan, also known as the month of fasting. Given the atrocities committed during this month by so-called Muslims, I ...

July 12, 2015 | Sohaib Awan Deseret News | Faith


Faith-based prison seminaries help 'moral rehabilitation' of inmates

Darryl Waters says he was raised by devout Christian grandparents in the quaint bayou community of Gibson, Louisiana.

July 12, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Experience true freedom through Christ

Last weekend, we, as a country, celebrated our freedom.

July 11, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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