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See yourself in the light of His word

The older one gets and the more one tries to do, the more the years seem to fly by. From time to time we need to reflect on what is going on in our lives. Most will do this about school, jobs, finances, etc., and it is good to do those things. But let us not forget to look at our spiritual well being.

May 17, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Be generous with your gift to God

One of the funniest lines I've ever read was in a newspaper in Las Vegas, Nevada, the day after the Southern Baptist Convention met there in the late 1980's. I know, who would have thought that Southern Baptists, of all people, would meet in Las Vegas. But we did, and evidently made an impression on a number of people. The writer simply stated, "Ten thousand Southern Baptists descended on Las Vegas earlier this week with a twenty dollar bill in one hand, and a copy of the Ten Commandments in the other. They didn't break either one ...

May 17, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Remember the importance of family

I remember being in church a number of years ago when my pastor was making closing announcements. The week had been designated "Home and Family Week," and family had been the sermon topic for the day.

May 10, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Christians grow just as all things in nature

This time of year the grass has been growing, the trees have budded and the shrubs and bushes have flowered. This is all a natural process, and if for some reason it doesn't occur we know that there is a problem.

May 10, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Walk the journey with Jesus, not alone

Some today are making life's journey without Jesus. They have never realized how much He is needed in each and every person's life. Others believe that if one member of their family is religious then that is enough for the whole family. This simply is not true, for each person is accountable for themselves.

May 10, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Keepers of the charge

The old hymn opens with the verse "A charge to keep I have, a God to glorify, who gave His son my soul to save, and fit it for the sky."

May 10, 2010 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


Church mothers play important role

"The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."

May 10, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The Lord has a plan, purpose for all stages of life

There can be no denying this one fact: I'm getting older. If the mirror doesn't remind me, there are always those feeble attempts at running. I feel like Fred Flinstone's car. In my mind things are moving, but I'm getting nowhere. There was the time when I could run all day long, barely breathing hard. But that day is long gone.

May 03, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


God has answers to life's questions

Man, it seems, has always had questions about something since the beginning of time. Some have sailed the oceans to search for new lands just to answer the question, "What is out there?" Others have searched the world over to find the answer to the questions of life.

May 03, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Those with titles have responsibilities

The other evening I was helping my wife with a drama performance that she instructs for our local community education department. As the kids were getting ready for their pre-performance practice, one of the kids started talking to me about a performance of "Charlie Brown" that is using our church facility this weekend. He went on to make a statement and question that I had never been presented with.

May 03, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


I trust the power of Jesus the Christ

I am excited about the power of the word of God.

May 03, 2010 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Keep God's word fresh, consistent

Not long ago I was telling one of my sons about a trip I took the summer I turned 16 years old. I was telling it as if he already knew the basic facts, and I was filling in some details. But then he said something that surprised me.

April 27, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


One thing must never change: Lord's message

God's word must be presented as He has delivered it to man without change. Notice the following passages; "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you" (Deut. 4:2), "Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar (Prov. 30:6), "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall ...

April 27, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Everyone still has lessons to learn

The other day I took two of my grandsons fishing at our community dock. They have been after me to take them for months and a time finally opened for me to fulfill one of my many duties. I had some frozen shrimp that I had caught with a castnet last fall and we headed to the water.

April 27, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Veteran pastor leads church in interim

Dr. Douglas Holden is certainly no novice to the ministry. He has served in the ministry and as a pastor for more than 50 years. Currently, he is serving as the interim pastor at Allenhurst Presbyterian Church.

April 26, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Special to the News | Faith


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Do you want to follow God or follow idols?

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Against such, there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another" (Galatians 5:13-25).

August 19, 2014 | Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Jesus is the way to prepare for the end

In a lot of movies, the words "The End" appear after the last scene, signifying that the movie is over.

August 19, 2014 | Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Talk with, listen to the Father

One of the leading causes of divorce (or any other disagreement or estrangement) is the lack of communication.

August 18, 2014 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


We must be forgiving servants in obeying God

Mankind needs to thank God for the fact that Jesus came to Earth, died at Calvary and rose again the third day. Without the blood of Christ, no man could be saved from sin. The debt of sin is too great for man to repay, but Christ paid the debt for all men.

August 12, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pray for the persecuted to be strong

The Apostle Paul was the greatest missionary to walk the earth, but always was having to deal with persecution.

August 12, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your gifts to help the church, glorify God

On Sunday evenings in recent weeks, I have been teaching on the topic of spiritual gifts at my church. I believe it is one of the most important topics facing the church today.

August 11, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


The greatest decision you will ever make

God has done many things to provide for man's eternal resting place.

August 05, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What are your expectations of Jesus?

When Jesus came to Earth over 2,000 years ago, people had different expectations of him - if, indeed, he was who he said he was, the Messiah.

August 05, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Do maintenance every day as part of Christian life

A little over eight years ago, my wife and I built our first house together. Over the past couple of years, we have been repainting the interior walls and have replaced carpeting, and now are replacing door jambs and repainting exterior doors.

August 04, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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