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Salvation is a gift from the Lord

In just a matter of days, the malls and shopping centers will be filled to capacity with shoppers looking for the bargains that will change their lives.

November 22, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Always love thy neighbor as thyself

"Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" (Matt. 22:36-40).

November 22, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What happened to sin

It is really interesting that the media's No. 1 story the other day was about Prince William and Katie Middleton's engagement. You couldn't find an outlet that wasn't covering this story, as if it was so important.

November 22, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Take time to give thanks

We are now entering the holiday season, which traditionally kicks off when we celebrate Thanksgiving. I feel we should remind ourselves of the importance of this time of giving thanks. Living in the United States is one of the most blessed opportunities anyone can experience. As we observe and enjoy the benefits of this great nation, we can only say thanks to the one who provides us with such bountiful blessings.

November 22, 2010 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


Thanksgiving program expected to draw thankful crowd

The Mayor's Annual Thanksgiving Program includes song, prayer, fellowship and, of course, giving thanks.

November 22, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Daniel was a man of courage

Daniel was placed in a den of lions for breaking a decree set forth by king Darius. This decree was an evil tool set in place by the enemies of Daniel.

November 15, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Remember to honor those who sacrifice so much

This week all around this country of ours, communities and organizations have paid honor to the many soldiers who have served our country in times past.

November 15, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Human life has greatest value

In the past five years I have had to cut down six trees on my property. For one reason or the other they had all died. I've been able to get five of them down without incident. But one was a problem.

November 15, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Allenhurst Presbyterian turns 50

Today, members of the Allenhurst Presbyterian Church are celebrating their church's 50th anniversary.

November 15, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


True believers will lead God's life

Ephesians 1:4-5 says, "Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love."

November 15, 2010 | By Pastor Willa Wesley Columnist | Faith


Confess and trust, the way to forgiveness

My wife and I recently refinanced our home. With interest rates below 4 percent, it made no sense not to do so.

November 08, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Look at your own reflection

The other day I was sitting in the hospital parking lot when I noticed that a hawk had landed in the tree next to my car. It then proceeded to fly down and land on the hood of a car sitting across from mine.

November 08, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Are you serving the god of materialism?

When the focus of a home is on material things, before long the gathering of possessions becomes the most important thing to the household.

November 08, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Churches gear up for camp meetings

Another year means another camp meeting celebration at Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church. No matter how bleak the world may seem, nothing dampens the spirits of the church's congregants during this annual event.

November 08, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


True believers must live out God's life

In Ephesians, the Holy Spirit, in and through Paul, reveals what Jesus Christ did for every believer. Every faithful believer has life only in Jesus Christ, meaning believers live and act in the Lord's sphere. Believers have unions with Christ, fellowship with Him, relationships with Him and they are intimate with Him. Believers are in love with Jesus Christ and they fall more in love with Him daily.

November 08, 2010 | By Pastor Willa Wesley Columnist | Faith


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State bills to protect religious freedom advance, alarming some

As Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new law this week guaranteeing religious freedom against governmental interference, a debate over whether those laws can be used to trump anti-discrimination protections for lesbians and gays continues, along with the question of how best to legislatively balance those competing interests.

March 29, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


This 10-year-old plays the trumpet. And he was born without arms



Kids are amazing human beings and are mostly willing to try new things and seek to overcome obstacles. Sometimes, there are pretty huge obstacles to overcome along the way.

March 29, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Be grateful for the beauty around us

In the very beginning of time, the Bible states in Genesis 1:1 that "God created the heavens and the Earth."

March 28, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Why religious confession is good for the mind and soul

Janet Perry has been a Catholic for more than 30 years, yet going to confession still makes her sweat.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Do religions try to keep their scriptures inaccessible?

The late Christopher Hitchens once ranked, with Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, among the “four horsemen” of the New Atheism. His most comprehensive attack on religious faith came in a best-seller called — and don’t miss the title’s lowercased first word — “god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” (Twelve, 2009).

March 27, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


'Who am I?' Let God help you answer

Many lessons can be drawn from the account of Moses given in the book of Exodus.

March 26, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Words can say so much

Last week, I wrote about the power of words. I want to pick up on that theme one more time because I think it matters so much.

March 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Would you help this child? What happens next will have you in tears



If you passed someone in need, in desperation, would you stop to help?

March 26, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


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