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Lean on the Lord in tough times

As I watched the NBA Finals the other night, I saw a lot of disappointment on the faces of players, coaches and fans. I'm confident there were fans who couldn't sleep because of the outcome.

June 24, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Praise God for all that is around us

I just spent five days in the north Georgia mountains. What a beautiful place!

June 23, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | 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 18, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Keep the faith, fathers and serve God

Sunday is Father's Day. I will not get to see my dad, but I certainly will call him.

June 17, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Accept the love of the Father

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

June 17, 2014 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


Put trust in God, not things of Earth

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

June 16, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | 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 09, 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 09, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Get to heart of the matter for the Lord

Solomon wrote, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). If the heart of an individual is chained to the things of the world, then he is worldly.

June 09, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Everyone has equal access to God

Before the Memorial Day observance the other day at the local city park, some locals were talking about rain, since that day's forecast had called for it. Someone jokingly stated that it was part of my responsibility to make sure that it waited to come until the event was finished since I had the connection with God, who controls the weather.

June 02, 2014 | Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Enjoy the now as much as the future

Do you ever approach an event both excited that it is coming but also with a sense of dread? You can't wait for it to begin, but then you definitely are ready when it is over?

June 02, 2014 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


He declared ‘I am’ in the faces of unbelievers

In John 8:58, Jesus spoke to the Jews who were present when he silenced the Pharisees, telling them, "Before Abraham was, I am."

June 02, 2014 | Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Become truly free with law of God

"Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded, but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased. I would they were even cut off which trouble you. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use ...

June 02, 2014 | By Pastor Mark Fields Columnist | Faith


Making disciples who finish the task

Jesus used many analogies to describe His relationship with the church, such as "My Bride" or "My Body."

May 28, 2014 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


We all have a date with destiny

The other day, I was following a vehicle when I noticed a squirrel coming across the road in front of it.

May 27, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Articles by Section - Faith


Can America's faith-based law schools restrict sexual activity to heterosexual marriage?

The travails of a Canadian Christian university's quest to establish a law school may reverberate in the United States as conflicts over legalizing same-sex marriage continue, some educators say.

February 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


The leggings debate is a problem for men, too

This week, a Christian mother decided to give up leggings because she didn’t want any unwanted advances from lustful men who saw her in the tight-fitting clothing, which I wrote about Tuesday.

February 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Making everything super

As far as I could tell, there was only one problem with Super Bowl I.

February 01, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


God gives us all reasons to sing

Something that intrigues me is what I hear every morning as I wake up - the singing of birds.

January 31, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Keep pressing on to the goal

Paul was a man who sought to do what God wanted him to do, no matter the cost. He tried to live in a manner that brought glory to God, and pointed people to Jesus.

January 30, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Make Bible study a daily habit

Sometimes, habits are not good.

January 29, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


ValueSpeak: Being engaged as a parent

Nile isn’t a good speechwriter — he’s a great speechwriter.

January 29, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Pastors set goals for coming year

A new year means planning, new expectations and setting goals.

January 28, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Thoughts, behavior can be conquered

Have you ever asked yourself, "Who would I like to become?" What people or events in life have hindered your reaching that goal? To achieve something, you have to remove all distractions that are blocking you from making progress. Fear stops most people from getting what they want - fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, of the unknown, of disappointment. Then, of course, the "what if" fears always fuel these hindrances.

January 27, 2015 | By Pastor Kendall Paige Columnist | Faith


Not knowing what's ahead

I went to a conference last week in Florida and when traveling home on Interstate 95, I noticed some flashing lights to my left in the oncoming lanes.

January 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God can help you change for the better

I'm still getting used to my new computer. It is a Mac as opposed to a PC; those letters mean something to some of you.

January 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Listen to right one for eternal life

Many still believe the lie of Satan today; they fail to see that sin separates man from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). They fail to understand that when they give in to their desires to do wrong things, they - not God - are causing the problem.

January 22, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


One more time around the moutain

At the beginning of a new year, many resolutions are made. If someone could find a way to fine or charge people for broken resolutions, they would quickly become very wealthy.

January 20, 2015 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


Don't have a disappointing destination

Sunday afternoon, I was watching a football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. I'm not a fan of either team; the only reason I was watching it was that it was the playoffs.

January 17, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your mind to honor God

I like books. I dearly love to read. When I was a young boy my mom took me to the local library every week. I checked out all kinds of books - mystery, sports, biography and others.

January 16, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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