In Romans 12:15, Paul wrote, "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn."
In this life, there are various struggles we deal with on a daily basis. Some of us are constantly turned away, rejected and talked about.
Jonathan Edwards made the following astonishing statement in "The Wisdom of God Displayed in the Way of Salvation":
To say that we live in a country that is divided on many issues would be an understatement. We have gotten to the point that individual states are defined as either blue or red and most of us know what that means.
Some misunderstand God's promise of eternal life. They of think they can do what they want in the name of religion and it will be acceptable to God.
Long County has a new church and a pastor who is eager to become a part of the community.
The presence of the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi has been woven into the fabric of who we are as Liberty County. The 3rd Infantry Division is often the first major fighting force sent into areas where our country is either trying to preserve our own liberty or helping other countries achieve theirs.
Romans 6:23 tells us that the wage of sin is death, meaning eternal separation from God. The only way to prevent this from happening is to become a follower of Jesus Christ, allowing him to forgive us from our sins. After accepting Christ, we become free from the power of sin, which means that willful sin doesn't have to be a way of life.
In the Bible, there is an account of a man named Jonah who tried to run from God. He was to go to the city of Nineveh and "cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me" (Jonah 1:1).
The language of blessing is used today with little to no understanding of its nature or cost.
A weeklong celebration for the leaders of Faith Temple Holiness Church concludes today. Bishop Corth Nelson Sr., who was ordained as a bishop in 2007, is the founder and presiding prelate bishop over Faith Temple Holiness Church Ministry in Liberty and Long counties. His wife, Pastor Geraldine Nelson, is the co-founder and general mother/pastor.
Mankind has become so unfaithful and uncommitted. Men and women have little regard for faithfulness when it comes to the bonds of marriage. Their relationships lack commitment. There was a time when a man's word meant something; a man's word was his bond.
It's that time of the year. Vacation is over, and it's time to return to school.
"Woe unto those who call good evil and evil good." I saw those words posted on Facebook recently. Yes, I have a Facebook page, but that is a story for another day.
Paul wrote that the gospel is the "power of God unto salvation." The gospel message is the "key" to man's salvation.
In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.
Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.
During this time of year, many people begin to think about Christ. More attention is given to trying to live as he lived - helping others, giving of himself to others.
We did it - we have finally reached the last month of the year.
The other day, I glanced up at a sign at a business that read, "We all go somewhere, make sure you get there."
The day after Thanksgiving, we began our Christmas decorating. It always is my job to get everything down from the attic, put the tree up and put lights on it. My wife does most of the rest. I put a few decorations near the top, including "the topper." Any outside decorations usually are my responsibilities, too.
Last week, we began studying about the crown God offers to all and how to achieve the goal of receiving the crown.
All mankind has to do is to look at God's creation and conclude from it that God exists.
If you are a fan either of the Bulldogs or the Yellow Jackets, you rode that coaster hard last Saturday. In all of my years of watching football (or any other sport), I do not remember a time when a game has swung back and forth like that. Even a basketball game with a one-point difference doesn't feel like that.
The Gospel message is to be preached to the entire world.
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." - 1 Peter 2:9
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