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God deserves prompt obedience

The other day my son and I were out in the boat fishing near St. Catherines Sound. We had taken along some frozen shrimp I had caught in a net earlier this month, and since I didn't want them to spoil I decided I needed to get rid of them.

October 18, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


You can overcome harsh words

The Bible says, in Proverbs 18:21, "the power of life and death is in the tongue." I can remember being told, as a little boy in the third grade, that I wouldn't be able to accomplish much. I was an African-American child living in the deep South. I had six siblings and a public education that ranked amongst the worst in the country. We drove around in an old station wagon. My family was poor financially, but rich spiritually and, as I grew older, I found out that I was not alone.

October 18, 2010 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Minister turns life around, helps others

The Rev. Johnny Fleming has only been in the ministry a short time, but he is certainly intent on spreading the word of God.

October 11, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Learn to always put your trust in God

We are taught in God's word that faith is necessary to be pleasing to God. "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Heb 11:6).

October 11, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


There's time to trust in His provisions

The other day I had written down several things I needed to do while I was in town. Since I was in a hurry, I scribbled the things down on a scrap piece of paper.

October 11, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Something about the pageantry...

I have to make a confession. I love what has been called "the pageantry of college football." I manage to go to a couple of games of my favorite team every year.

October 11, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God's intent is for you to be trustworthy

I'm attending a wedding today. It will be a rather odd thing for me, because I will have no responsibilities in the wedding. For obvious reasons, I perform most of the wedding ceremonies I attend.

October 04, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Are you paying attention to your spiritual heart?

"How's your heart spiritually?" This question is even more serious than questions about our physical heart. For if the physical heart fails, the spiritual heart better be ready.

October 04, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Here's a model for personal prayer

Many of you know that I like to pray while I am walking. Since I live way out in the country, I can walk with very little contact with traffic.

October 04, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Lets keep working together

Today, I have three things to share with you: this week's message, a personal invitation and a "thank you" for your support.

October 04, 2010 | By Elder Dr. D.S. "Drew" Andrews Columnist | Faith


Show clergy members you care

"We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves." (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 - ESV).

October 04, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Rethinking snap judgments

I have a confession to make, and it concerns a news report I heard recently. As I was driving home I heard on the news that a pastor of one of the largest churches in American is being accused of a horrible crime.

September 28, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God has the directions to Heaven

God's word directs us on how to be pleasing to Him and how to live for Him. His plan for man's salvation of faith, repentance and baptism for the remission of sins, is a simple plan.

September 28, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Don't let left hand make the right slip up

A couple of months ago I kicked the bathtub. No, I wasn't mad. I was clumsy.

September 28, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Help the needy and you help God

I am excited about the parables of Jesus. I have noticed multiple lessons in most parables Jesus used. The story of the sheep and the goats, as recorded in Matthew Ch. 25, is no exception. Jesus says there will be a day when all the nations will stand before Him and He will divide them into two groups. The group that pleased the Lord will be invited into the Lord's kingdom and the group that displeased the Lord will be cast out and will endure everlasting punishment. Now, of course, that is an over simplification of a profound spiritual ...

September 27, 2010 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


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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


Which way will you go with eternity on line?

Perhaps one of the greatest questions asked by a Bible character was the one asked by Elijah the prophet.

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


Our past life is behind us, thanks to God

A couple of months ago, I went to have surgery. In that process, I had to look at my medical records to make sure they were correct, including medicines I had taken and previous surgeries.

October 02, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane | Faith


Show your pastor love, appreciation

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, that time of year to show pastors just how much they are appreciated.

October 02, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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