Once again, clergy members came from every corner of Georgia and nearby states - some even traveled from as far away as New York - for the Annual Ministers' Conference of the General Missionary Baptist Convention last week in Macon.
I hear it all the time: "I am spiritual. I just don't go to church." Or, "I believe in God. I just can't handle how church people act." They are some of the most common explanations people offer to me when I ask them about their spiritual lives. Another version of this is: "Why do I need to go to church? God loves me as I am. I can worship Him (Actually, they seldom use that phrase.) and I can experience Him anywhere."
There was a time when I could eat anything, at any time and lots of it, without any repercussions at all. In high school, I probably consumed 3,000 or more calories a day during basketball season.
Recently, my wife and I went out to eat at a restaurant in the Savannah area. After being seated, the waitress said to us, "Today, I am going to be taking care of you."
Man, it seems, has always been looking for answers since the beginning of time. Some have sailed the oceans to search for new lands just to get an answer to the question, "What is out there?" Others have searched the world over to find the answer to the questions of life.
Pastor Richard Williams Jr. served 29 years training soldiers in the military. Now he is training men and women for the kingdom of God.
In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson started National Negro History Week to educate the American people about African-Americans' cultural backgrounds and notable achievements. This action led to what we currently celebrate as Black History Month.
A little more than a month ago, I happened to be in the Atlanta area on Christmas day, celebrating with my dad. And it snowed!
The Bible is a one of the great blessings mankind has been given. It covers the entire spectrum of man's life.
Like many of you, I have a favorite professional football team, and then I have teams that are my next favorites and then those I enjoy seeing lose.
One of the oldest churches in Liberty County, the Walthourville Baptist Church, was founded in 1809 as the North Newport Baptist Church.
Our society seems to like people being exposed. Television shows and tabloids grow as they parade the darkest sins of people in front of us.
Today is a special day in my family. It is my daughter-in-law's birthday. In fact, it is her first birthday as my daughter-in-law.
I recently finished a book that indicated Christians are no different from non-Christians except that Christians have the hope of eternal life.
From time to time everyone needs directions on how to get somewhere. Many people have GPS now, so they always have the proper map to show the way. When it comes to religion we also need direction. God has given us the GPS we need to find our way to heaven – it is his word.
Last week, we began talking about how obedience to God is a must. We looked at two Old Testament examples of this idea: the Israelites and the brazen serpent (Numbers 21) and the account of Naaman (2 Kings 5).
Teachers in Bryan County schools go back to work Monday, and the students will only be a week behind them.
Human beings always have had conflict with one another. Conflict can sever once-good relationships that can go unresolved throughout one's lifetime.
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.
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.
Anyone who desires to be saved needs to realize that God's will must be obeyed.
On most Fourth of Julys, our family, which this year included 17 of us, meets at our house for food, fun and fireworks.
It has become popular today in some circles to say, "I love Jesus, but I hate the church."
Life gets busy sometimes, and it is easy to forget to think of the important things.
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