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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


Christ made greatest sacrifice for mankind

The sacrifice made by Christ caused him to suffer humiliation and pain.

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


Followers are the face of Christianity

Second Corinthians 5:20 says, "We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us." The writer here is saying that if the message of Jesus Christ is going to get out, it will be through his followers.

September 04, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Looking forward to the Lord's feast

I'm so excited - he's coming home this weekend. By the time you read this, he should be here.

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


We all can win at life by following Christ

It is in Christ whom man can find victory.

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


We all can win at life by following Christ

It is in Christ whom man can find victory.

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


What happens when things go well?

Whether we're talking about the children of Israel during biblical times or present-day Christianity, mankind has a tendency to have problems when things always go well.

August 27, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Your gifts come from God

Last week, our church elected three young men to serve as deacons within our congregation.

August 26, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Believe in God to achieve greatest win

In all wars, victory is the ultimate goal.

August 25, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Not knowing what's ahead

I went to a conference last week in Florida and when traveling home on Interstate 95, I noticed some flashing lights to my left in the oncoming lanes.

January 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God can help you change for the better

I'm still getting used to my new computer. It is a Mac as opposed to a PC; those letters mean something to some of you.

January 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Listen to right one for eternal life

Many still believe the lie of Satan today; they fail to see that sin separates man from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). They fail to understand that when they give in to their desires to do wrong things, they - not God - are causing the problem.

January 22, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


One more time around the moutain

At the beginning of a new year, many resolutions are made. If someone could find a way to fine or charge people for broken resolutions, they would quickly become very wealthy.

January 20, 2015 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


Don't have a disappointing destination

Sunday afternoon, I was watching a football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. I'm not a fan of either team; the only reason I was watching it was that it was the playoffs.

January 17, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your mind to honor God

I like books. I dearly love to read. When I was a young boy my mom took me to the local library every week. I checked out all kinds of books - mystery, sports, biography and others.

January 16, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God has spoken to mankind throughout ages

"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds" - Hebrews 1:1-2

January 15, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Plow-burning faith can change the world

"So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with 12 yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. 'Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,' he said, 'and then I will come with you.' 'Go back,' Elijah replied. 'What have I done to you?' So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and ...

January 12, 2015 | By Pastor Alan Darsey Columnist | Faith


How to live a selfless life through God

Mankind, in general, is selfish. We want what we want now, and we think we deserve it.

January 10, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Depend on Jesus to help you change

Have you written your first check yet this year?

January 09, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Like Solomon, go to God's word for wisdom

James wrote, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5).

January 08, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Recent incidents reveal man's sinful nature

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. – Romans 13:1-2 (ESV)

January 05, 2015 | By Bishop Kevin L. Betton Columnist | Faith


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