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Fulfilling your purpose worth the effort

By the time you are reading this, I will be in recovery mode. Our church just will have completed its vacation Bible school on Thursday night.

June 13, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost

"When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them" Acts 1:2-4 (NIV).

June 13, 2011 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Faith enables us to serve God

I once spoke with a young lady who felt like she was at the end of her rope. Things weren't working out; the children were acting up; her finances were in disarray. Though she was a Christian, she couldn't help but wonder where God was in the midst of all this.

June 06, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


The truth of the second coming

A self-proclaimed prophet predicted that Jesus Christ would return May 21 for his saints.

May 31, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Give thanks to those who gave all

It is Memorial Day weekend.

May 31, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Be certain where your faith rests

For the past two weeks, we have been discussing where our faith rests. We have seen that this should be a priority to us as we seek to please God.

May 31, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


St. Peter's AME sets leadership conference

In 1982, Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman wrote a bestselling book, "In Search of Excellence." The popular management book sets the standard for identifying characteristics of excellent, innovative companies.

May 31, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Don't stop believing

Have you ever wanted to give up? If your answer to this question is yes, then I have a word of encouragement for you.

May 31, 2011 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


Turn to His words for faith certainty

Last week, we asked the question, "Where does your faith rest?" Today, we will look at how we can be certain of where our faith must rest.

May 24, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Let's be thankful for Mondays

There is one group of letters I have heard all of my life – TGIF – that stands for "thank God it's Friday" or "thank goodness it's Friday."

May 24, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Read the Bible to discern God's voice

School is out in Bryan County. Graduation ceremonies will be held today for both Bryan County and Richmond Hill high schools. For many young men and women, today marks the completion of one task, but it's only the beginning of a brand-new phase of their lives. Excitement fills the air.

May 24, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


It looks worse than it is

"Jesus asked, "Do you finally believe? But the time is coming - indeed it's here now - when you will be scattered, each one going his own way, leaving me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world" (John 16:31-33).

May 23, 2011 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


It is good to be free

Religious freedom has changed its identity over the years. One could believe that religious freedom started when our nation's founders separated from the mother country and established a nation where people were free to worship God in their own way. Biblical freedom, however, is obtained when a person accepts and receives Jesus Christ as their personal savior - when a person is born again.

May 17, 2011 | By Bishop John W. Lockett Jr. Columnist | Faith


Gospel is ony message we need

For the past three weeks, my topic for this column has been easy to determine. First, there was Easter, then I wrote about the National Day of Prayer and finally there was Mother's Day.

May 16, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Christ's kingdom is like a tree

In one of Jesus's parables he said his kingdom on earth offered some of the same benefits a tree offers to the birds of the air.

May 16, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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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


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