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Does your life reflect Christ at all times?

This week around the world, and even in our neck of the woods, St. Patrick's Day was celebrated. Waters were colored green, people marched in parades and a lot of partying went on.

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


Learning to pray like Jesus

This week, I finished reading a most interesting book about the lives of Billy and Ruth Graham.

March 24, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Come now, let us reason together

How much is God willing to forgive?

March 24, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God at his best when we are at our worst

"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mays observe to do according to all that is written therein, for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and then thou shalt have good success." - Joshua 1:8

March 18, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Larry S. Murray Columnist | Faith


We have an enemy, and a way to win

If we are not careful, there can become this notion that if a person decides to be a follower of Christ, then everything is downhill from there.

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


Jesus can be your best friend

God's desire was that man not sin. But man, having an ability to follow either God's or Satan's way, made the choice to listen to the devil.

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


God has revealed mystery of salvation

God's desire was that man not sin. But man, having an ability to follow either God's or Satan's way, made the choice to listen to the devil.

March 17, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God can help spontaneous combustion

Second Corinthians 5 says, "Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God …"

March 11, 2014 | By Pastor Tommy Crutchfield Columnist | Faith


Be careful judging others

The other day, I was complaining to my wife about how I hated this damp, cold weather. We got into a discussion about how my complaint might sound to others like I was saying, "d*** cold weather."

March 10, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Let God help you finish well

The Winter Olympics ended just a couple of weeks ago. Many of us sat and watched events like the luge and curling, not having any idea of what was happening.

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


His word remains true the way it is

Everything God has done for human kind is for our own good. God gave us a place to live and the ability to live, work and enjoy life. God also has provided for our spiritual well-being so we can know when we is in a right relationship with God.

March 10, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


A time of fasting and prayer

The 40-day Lent season begins Ash Wednesday, which is this Wednesday, and leads up to Easter. During this period, Sundays are not counted because they commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

March 04, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Thank the Lord for the needed rain

As I looked out of my office window one day this week, I saw the rain coming down and my first response was, "Today is going to be a miserable day."

March 03, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Getting ready for the journey

Last Saturday, I did some pretty significant yard work at my home. One of the "tools" that I used throughout the day was my wheelbarrow. I moved rocks and dirt and also transplanted some bushes and flowers to other places in the yard.

March 03, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What plans have been made for those left behind?

Death is a part of life. The writer of Hebrews recorded, "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27).

March 03, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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How to handle life's curveballs

Sometimes life throws us curve balls - situations, circumstances and problems that we just don't know how to handle.

April 15, 2014 | By Rev. Ashley Morris Columnist | Faith


What will you do with this one called Jesus?

Over 2,000 years ago, there was this one called Jesus Christ who came on the scene in history. He preached, taught and healed the sick. Crowds gathered just to see if he was going to perform another miracle.

April 14, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Become stronger with God's lessons

Dad used to tell me, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Coach would say, "No pain, no gain." And one teacher would remark, "We learn best through adversity."

April 14, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Sin can be overcome by following God's word

The Bible plainly states that all men have sinned (Romans 3:23). Sin, though not inherited, has been a plague of each generation of mankind. Each individual sins and is responsible for their sins.

April 14, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God knows how much we can bear

There is no doubt that we are living in some difficult times. Many are struggling to make ends meet. Many are wondering if there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

April 08, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Moving into a new sanctuary

Sunday was an exciting time, and those at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church are celebrating a great accomplishment in the life of their church.

April 08, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Use His way to avoid devil's tricks

This week has been beautiful, and I think spring is finally here to stay. We have been fooled before with a cold front sneaking its way back in. Well, speaking of being fooled, Tuesday was April Fool's Day where many a folk were hoaxed or tricked. Most of this was all done in fun and brought much-needed laughter.

April 07, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't be a fool in God's eyes

Well, did you survive April Fool's Day? Or are you one of those who pulls the pranks on others?

April 07, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Great ove of Jesus Christ can be seen

Often, the love of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation.

April 07, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Stone movers wanted by God

"Jesus said, 'Take ye away the stone.' Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, 'Lord, by this time he stinketh, for he hath been dead four days.' Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, 'Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.' And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come forth.' And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus ...

April 01, 2014 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


Being thankful for our eyes and sight

The older I get, the more I pay attention to my surroundings. I notice the beauty of flowers, trees, stars and even little details.

March 31, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Gospel can bear fruit in our lives

Spring has come. It's obvious on the calendar. We already have moved the clocks forward for daylight saving time. And where we live, trees and flowers are blooming all over.

March 31, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Come now, let us reason together: Part 2

Last week, we looked at Isaiah 1:18 and saw that God was willing to give his people an opportunity to come to their senses and turn back to him. Those people failed to heed God's warnings. Surely, man can learn from their mistakes (Romans 15:4).

March 31, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Church sets fundraiser dinner

The August Birth Month Committee of Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will hold a fundraiser dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 18-19 at the church in Richmond Hill.

March 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Faith


Pray for a change of heart

What are you fasting for? What are you praying for? In what do you have faith?

March 25, 2014 | By Pastor Mark Fields Columnist | Faith


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