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Setting up false gods

Last week my wife and I went to Charleston, S.C., to celebrate our anniversary of 30 years. While there, we took a tour of a mansion built in the nineteenth century. As we walked through this home we were directed to a room that was described as the owners' "religious room." It had an alter from a catholic church, which I had no problem with, but what was on this alter and around this alter got my attention. In front of the alter was a statue of Buddha and around the alter were other idols of worship representing about ...

November 17, 2007 | By Steve Lane Pastor, New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill adds 38,000 square feet

To help accommodate their membership, which has reached nearly 2,000, First Baptist Church in Richmond Hill just added 38,000 square feet of space to their existing facility.

November 17, 2007 | By Ross Blair Bryan County News | Faith


Where did the time go?

What would you do with an extra hour every day? Sleep? Get more work done? Spend more time with your family?

November 17, 2007 | By Brad Butler Pastor, First Baptist Church of Pembroke | Faith


How's your heart, part 2

E. A. Hoffman wrote a song entitled, "Is Thy Heart Right with God?" in which he asked several pointed questions concerning the individual's relationship with God. Mr. Hoffman asked, "Hast thou dominion o'er self and o'er sin? We either control sin or sin controls us. Some would try and ride the fence, but it simply cannot be done. We must choose God or Satan. "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other" (Matt. 6:24). Sin ...

November 17, 2007 | By Riley Nelson Minister, Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How's your heart, part 1

The medical field had risen to the task of trying to inform us all that we need to take care of our hearts. February was heart month. This year one of the main points brought out by the American Heart Association has been the fact that heart disease is a real and present danger to women. This fact surprises many, but the static's tell us it is a fact.

November 10, 2007 | Riley Nelson | Faith


Whisper a prayer for those in need

This past weekend I spent a lot of time at our booth at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. As usual there were crowds of people walking in front of our booth.

November 10, 2007 | Steve Lane | Faith


We need to use the tools we get from God

Just like tools we use in all other aspects of life, the Bible is a tool. A carpenter needs a hammer, a cook needs pans, a painter needs brushes, and a Christian needs a Bible.

October 27, 2007 | Riley Nelson | Faith


Children of God

It is amazing, both in the Old Testament as well as the New, how many times followers of God are referred to as "Children of God." The Apostle Paul even calls new Christians "babes" or "infants."

October 27, 2007 | Steve Lane For the Bryan County News | Faith


How to walk with God (part 2)

Last week we started looking at the topic, "how to walk with God," we now continue those thoughts. God does not ask us to do the things He asked the Patriarchs to do, nor the things that were required of those under the Law of Moses. We are told to do the things that are right or necessary for us to be saved. All three time periods mesh together (Gal. 3:16 – 29).

October 20, 2007 | Riley Nelson | Faith


Rain and spirituality

In the last month or so we have received quite a bit of rainfall; raining almost every day this week alone. Not long ago it was reported that we were several inches below normal for the year and believe it or not some local areas still are a little behind. (Definitely not my area.) As I listen to others talk, it seems that they understand that we need rain but they only want it when it will be convenient to their schedule.

October 20, 2007 | Steve Lane | Faith


Are you still around, Lord?

There is a story in the Old Testament of the Bible where a prophet named Elijah is about ready to leave this world.

October 13, 2007 | Steve Lane | Faith


How to walk with God (part one)

Recorded in Genesis 5:24 are the words, "And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him."

October 13, 2007 | Riley Nelson | Faith


Changing seasons

This weekend will bring about a new season which some call fall while others call autumn. As we move away from the summer season we will see a lot of changes beginning to take place.

October 06, 2007 | By Steve Lane, Pastor For the Bryan County News | Faith


'I want all to go'

Last year was the first year that all my family did not get to go home for the holidays. Oh I knew one day it would happen with everyone growing up and getting jobs, but still it just did not seem right to know that all my family would not be with me. In fact it made me sad.

October 06, 2007 | By Riley Nelson, Minister For the Bryan County News | Faith


Heaven awaits the prepared

Those who believe in God and have studied the Bible much at all know that one day God's children will go to heaven.

September 29, 2007 | By Riley Nelson for the Bryan County News | Faith


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Something God does not want us to love

John reveals to all that there is a battle being fought every day. It is a battle that involves everyone on the face of the Earth.

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


People can read what you wear

The other day, I was out at our community dock and someone from the community said to me, "I really like your shirt."

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


It's about more than Sundays

I often wonder who reads the articles I write for the newspaper.

September 23, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Embracing the love of Christ, part 2

"A soap manufacturer and a [preacher] were walking together down a street in a large city. The soap manufacturer casually said, 'The Gospel you preach hasn't done much good, has it? Just observe. There is still a lot of wickedness in the world, and a lot of wicked people, too!' The [preacher] made no reply until they passed a dirty little child making mud pies in the gutter. Seizing the opportunity, the [preacher] said, 'I see that soap hasn't done much good in the world, for there is much dirt and many dirty people around.' The soap manufacturer ...

September 22, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Let's being discussing social issues

All throughout Jesus' ministry, he constantly condemned the religious leaders of his day for being like their forefathers.

September 17, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Know the truth through Jesus Christ

I'm sure you have seen the commercial at some point. She says, "It has to be true. I read it on the Internet." And then she meets her date -the "French supermodel." And you chuckle because you know someone who is that naïve.

September 16, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Embracing the love of Christ, part 1

Do you understand that Jesus loves you? Yes, you - you are important to God.

September 15, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


You're never too old to embrace life

Recently, a celebrity made the news because of an illness and death.

September 11, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Learn to rein in bad things you say

I recently spent much of a day on hold with customer service - with two different companies. I pressed 2 and 3 and the pound sign and almost every other button on my phone as I was transferred back and forth.

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


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