To help accommodate their membership, which has reached nearly 2,000, First Baptist Church in Richmond Hill just added 38,000 square feet of space to their existing facility.
What would you do with an extra hour every day? Sleep? Get more work done? Spend more time with your family?
E. A. Hoffman wrote a song entitled, "Is Thy Heart Right with God?" in which he asked several pointed questions concerning the individual's relationship with God. Mr. Hoffman asked, "Hast thou dominion o'er self and o'er sin? We either control sin or sin controls us. Some would try and ride the fence, but it simply cannot be done. We must choose God or Satan. "No man can serve two masters: for either he ...
The medical field had risen to the task of trying to inform us all that we need to take care of our hearts. February was heart month. This year one of the main points brought out by the American Heart Association has been the fact that heart disease is a real and present danger to women. This fact surprises many, but the static's tell us it is a fact.
This past weekend I spent a lot of time at our booth at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. As usual there were crowds of people walking in front of our booth.
Just like tools we use in all other aspects of life, the Bible is a tool. A carpenter needs a hammer, a cook needs pans, a painter needs brushes, and a Christian needs a Bible.
It is amazing, both in the Old Testament as well as the New, how many times followers of God are referred to as "Children of God." The Apostle Paul even calls new Christians "babes" or "infants."
Last week we started looking at the topic, "how to walk with God," we now continue those thoughts. God does not ask us to do the things He asked the Patriarchs to do, nor the things that were required of those under the Law of Moses. We are told to do the things that are right or necessary for us to be saved. All three time periods mesh together (Gal. 3:16 – 29).
In the last month or so we have received quite a bit of rainfall; raining almost every day this week alone. Not long ago it was reported that we were several inches below normal for the year and believe it or not some local areas still are a little behind. (Definitely not my area.) As I listen to others talk, it seems that they understand that we need rain but they only want it when it will be convenient to their schedule.
There is a story in the Old Testament of the Bible where a prophet named Elijah is about ready to leave this world.
Recorded in Genesis 5:24 are the words, "And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him."
This weekend will bring about a new season which some call fall while others call autumn. As we move away from the summer season we will see a lot of changes beginning to take place.
Last year was the first year that all my family did not get to go home for the holidays. Oh I knew one day it would happen with everyone growing up and getting jobs, but still it just did not seem right to know that all my family would not be with me. In fact it made me sad.
Those who believe in God and have studied the Bible much at all know that one day God's children will go to heaven.
One of the things I remember my father always saying to me was "unloaded guns kill a lot of people." I used to argue with him telling him that it is impossible for an unloaded gun to kill anyone since it was unloaded. He would respond with, "you know what I mean," and I did. For what he was really saying is that guns, which were supposedly empty, killed people because when they ...
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14
In 1 John 5:14-15, we read, "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: That if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him."
Did you hear about the man who decided that he wanted to become the smartest man in the world?
The soul of man will live somewhere in eternity, either in a place of life or of death (Matthew 25:46). God has been clear in his word that his desire is for all men to be saved (1 Timothy 2:3-4).
They may not be playing in The Masters, but they are playing for a worthy cause.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" (NIV) - Proverbs 3:5
In Matthew 26, we are told that there was a woman who poured expensive perfume on Jesus' head.
Today is bill-paying day.
Most, if not all, newspapers have an obituary section. I have heard older people joke that they read that section to make sure they are not dead yet. Others read it to see if they know anyone listed.
Our God is a God who always has been on the move.
I recently went to the Atlanta area for a couple of board meetings and stayed at one of the local motels. In the morning before my first meeting, I turned on the television and started listening to a minister, expecting to hear something from God's word to help me through the day.
Football season is in full swing, whether high school, college or the pros. Stadiums are filling up with excited fans all across this country as they prepare to cheer their teams to victory.
We must never forget that we were created to worship and love God. We are the creation he is the creator. We are to serve him. All the blessings that his word tells us about are there for us if we will follow him.
If we look around today, we truly can say that we're experiencing hard times.
In 2 Corinthians 12:7, the Apostle Paul said he was given a thorn in the flesh in order to keep him from exalting himself. In other words, Paul experienced some sort of pain that kept him from being conceited and to trust completely in the grace and strength from God.