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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


Some good advice

One of the things I remember my father always saying to me was "unloaded guns kill a lot of people." I used to argue with him telling him that it is impossible for an unloaded gun to kill anyone since it was unloaded. He would respond with, "you know what I mean," and I did. For what he was really saying is that guns, which were supposedly empty, killed people because when they presume it so they tend to be more careless about them. I recently was putting a gun back in the cabinet and thought I remembered unloading it ...

September 29, 2007 | By Steve Lane for the Bryan County News | Faith


Whom will you serve (part 1)

The account of the Israelites taking the land of Canaan is some of the most action packed parts of the Old Testament.

September 15, 2007 | Riley nelson, Minister For the Bryan County News | Faith


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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


Actions speak louder than words

The other day, I was watching the news when a political ad featuring the politician came across my TV screen. He told what he believed and what he would do if elected. Immediately, I thought, "I wonder if his past voting record in politics mirrored what he was saying."

October 18, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Everyone can be adopted in God's family

The world is full of people wanting to know, "What is in it for me?" This attitude keeps many from ever checking out God's word and obeying the Gospel. They see no benefit coming their way, so why bother with religion?

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


What is in it for me? Eternal life with Father

The world is full of people wanting to know, "What is in it for me?" This attitude keeps many from ever checking out God's word and obeying the Gospel. They see no benefit coming their way, so why bother with religion?

October 16, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What do we really need to fear?

Recently, there has been quite a bit of fear concerning the confirmed Ebola case on U.S. soil.

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


We should look back to go forward

I was moved recently after reading an article titled "Down Blige Road" in Richmond Hill Reflections magazine. As "transplanted" African-Americans here in Richmond Hill, it helped us understand and get more insight into the pasts of other African-Americans who lived in, worked in and built this community.

October 10, 2014 | By Craig Butts Special to the News | Faith


Don't wait until 'someday' to follow God

Life is but for a little while. James wrote, "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (James 4:14). What a great reminder of life's brevity, as it can be seen many times during a year.

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


Gardening teaches to lean on God

As I usually do, earlier this year I planted a little vegetable garden. It's not too elaborate, but it gives me something to enjoy and provides us with a variety of wonderfully fresh things to eat.

October 04, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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