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Dedicate your life to the Lord

"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

August 19, 2014 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Prayer is heartbeat of worship, holds power

Getting to know God through conversation and dialoguing with Him in prayer is the mold in which the character of our lives is shaped.

August 11, 2014 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


Be content with who you are

I recently read a story of a lady who spent $30,000 so she could look like Kim Kardashian. Now, she has to spend the next few years paying it off.

July 23, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Work hard for the Lord

Back in the summers of my college days, I worked for a builder. For the most part, I kept the skilled laborers (carpenters and brick layers) supplied with materials. Then, there was the biggest mistake I made during my first summer.

July 22, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Obedience to God is a must for blessings

Anyone who desires to be saved needs to realize that God's will must be obeyed.

July 21, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Learn the Bible to understand the Holy Spirit’s purpose

"But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?' But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because ...

July 15, 2014 | Pastor Mark Fields | Faith


Pastor's Corner: Take a little time to find out what prayers can do

"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months." - James 5:16-17

July 07, 2014 | Pastor A.F. Bradeen | Faith


Celebrate freedom from sin

For I delivered unto you, first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. - I Corinthians 15:3-4

June 30, 2014 | By Pastor Doug Harn | Faith


Commitment great; rewards are greater

The great Apostle Paul speaks, in the seventh chapter of 1 Corinthians, by permission on the subject of marriage.

June 23, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Larry S. Murray Columnist | Faith


Remember to appreciate God's creation

The Bible begins by saying, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth." Have you ever taken the time to look and appreciate the things God has created?

June 19, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Keep the faith, fathers and serve God

Sunday was Father's Day. I did not get to see my dad, but I called him.

June 18, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Put trust in God, not things of Earth

When one learns to trust in God, this life is easier to live.

June 17, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Accept the love of the Father

Contrary to popular belief, there are some good earthly fathers in the world today.

June 16, 2014 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


Save yourself by stop living in denial

The other day, I received an email dealing with the issues of why most churches in America are not growing. It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of churches either have stopped growing or have declined in average attendance.

June 10, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your talents to serve God

By the time you read this, vacation Bible school 2014 at First Baptist of Pembroke will be history. I'm already tired as I write, and I'm sure I will be fully exhausted by the end of the week.

June 10, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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Let God help you handle the sin in your life

As I write this column, I am sitting in the waiting room of a car dealer. My wife's car was recalled, and the work is being done to fix the issue.

October 31, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


How to live a Christian life, part 2

Last week, it was shown that Christians are to "seek those things above" (Colossians 3:1). Why should the Christian seek to do these things?

October 30, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Help pastors keep pressing on

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and I encourage everyone reading this article to spread the word to say "thanks" to a pastor.

October 28, 2014 | By Pastor K.E. Brown Columnist | Faith


Pleasant Grove plans annual camp meeting

The Pleasant Grove AME Church will celebrate its annual camp meeting Oct. 26-Nov. 2.

October 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Faith


RH congregation reconnects to roots

New Covenant Presbyterian Church, led by Pastor Nick Batzig, reconnected with its roots by having a service at the historical Midway Congregational Church on Oct. 19.

October 26, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Faith


Holding onto marriage for a lifetime

The Scripture says about marriage, "What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."

October 25, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The true meaning of Revelation

One of the most fascinating books in the Bible is Revelation. Many books have been written and movies produced in attempts to better understand the end times.

October 24, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


How to live a Christian life, part 1

How does one live the Christian life?

October 23, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pastors are God's gifts to churches

This month has been deemed Pastor's Appreciation Month, a time designated to show your pastor that you appreciate him or her.

October 22, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Grow your understanding of God's word

"And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

October 14, 2014 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


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