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First step in preparing for Heaven is believing in Heaven

I will never forget the day for as long as I live. I was sitting on the living room sofa in my home in Warren, Mich., listening to my sister on the phone from Atlanta.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Does God get as much as He gives?

Despite what some may believe and even try and teach, God is a loving God.

August 02, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Take time to smell the lilies of the field

The other day I was walking around the house and just happened to notice out of the corner of my eye a lily that had just bloomed.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Students, remember summer spiritual lessons

School starts this week and parents in the area are busy shopping and making sure their children have everything they need for the first day of the new academic year. Teachers are returning from vacations, putting together lesson plans and setting up their classrooms. Children are excited about new schools, new uniforms and new friends. Many are bored with summer and look forward to this day. Yes, it's back-to-school time. Children are rested and ready to return with clean slates and high expectations.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Richard Hayes | Faith


When you feel alone, some One really cares

Peter wrote, "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you" (1 Peter 5:7). In order to be able to have the faith to trust God with our cares we must keep our faith strong.

July 26, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Progress is always possible with help from the Lord

"Man, it's hot!"

July 26, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Don't forget the power of words

Lindsay Lohan has been in the news a lot lately, which is probably exactly what she wants for publicity reasons. A news network recently covered the story of her trip to jail and described it as her beginning her "hard labor."

July 26, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Interim pastor at St. Phillips in Hinesville

Father William "Buck" Lea has been in the ministry for 32 years. He is serving as the interim pastor at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Hinesville.

July 26, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Be independent in all respects

America declared herself free July 4, 1776, when our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence. The 13 original colonies protested the limitations placed on them by the king of England and broke away from his rule.

July 26, 2010 | By Dr. Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


Love God

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. The world has the idea that man can do just about whatever he wants and God will still save him. God has never promised salvation to one who will not obey Him. "Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father ...

July 20, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God demands that His people pray

God is demanding His people to return to prayer! God had me to deliver a soul stirring, searching, shaking message on July 3 and had me to call an all night prayer from Sunday night, July 4-5.

July 20, 2010 | By Pastor Gwendolyn Greene Gospel Truth Bible Clinic | Faith


Let us tend our own gardens first

Well, my driver's license is about to expire. That means that I will soon be five years older than I used to be. I thought about simply renewing it online, but I want a new picture. No, I'm not that vain. But since I last got a license I have had laser eye surgery. I no longer wear glasses, and my old picture has me in glasses. I don't want to have to explain that to an officer.

July 20, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Children also need quantity time

I was disappointed recently to hear a professional athlete tell of his decision to sign a contract that would have him living some 15 hours away from his kids. He had an opportunity to sign with a team right in the same area where his kids live and could still make the millions of dollars that he will be making.

July 20, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Bethel AME members' sacrifices pay off

Through prayer, hard work, unity, love and sacrifices, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Chruch of Hinesville paid off its mortgage ahead of schedule. It only took 16 years.

July 19, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


We must follow the Holy Spirit

"But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come." (John 16:13 NIV)

July 19, 2010 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


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Dealing with gifts of lives' difficulties

We did it - we have finally reached the last month of the year.

December 16, 2014 | By Rev. Ashley Morris Columnist | Faith


Do you know where you are going?

The other day, I glanced up at a sign at a business that read, "We all go somewhere, make sure you get there."

December 13, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't settle for less with the Lord

The day after Thanksgiving, we began our Christmas decorating. It always is my job to get everything down from the attic, put the tree up and put lights on it. My wife does most of the rest. I put a few decorations near the top, including "the topper." Any outside decorations usually are my responsibilities, too.

December 12, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek the crown, preach the gospel -- part 2

Last week, we began studying about the crown God offers to all and how to achieve the goal of receiving the crown.

December 11, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Creation reveals God's existence

All mankind has to do is to look at God's creation and conclude from it that God exists.

December 06, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Life can be ultimate carnival ride

If you are a fan either of the Bulldogs or the Yellow Jackets, you rode that coaster hard last Saturday. In all of my years of watching football (or any other sport), I do not remember a time when a game has swung back and forth like that. Even a basketball game with a one-point difference doesn't feel like that.

December 05, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek the crown, preach the gospel -- part 1

The Gospel message is to be preached to the entire world.

December 04, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Step up and join God's dream team

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." - 1 Peter 2:9

December 02, 2014 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


Give thanks for God's goodness

Psalm 107:1 tells us to "Give Thanks to the Lord, for he is good..." During this Thanksgiving season, we have much to be thankful for as a result of the goodness of God.

November 29, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be thankful each day for God's blessings

Today is Thanksgiving Day. For the first time in a few years, my wife and I will be celebrating at home. We have family coming in for dinner, and we are looking forward to a good day.

November 28, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You have to choose for yourself -- part 2

DeleteLast week, we began studying about the choice each person has to make if they want to go to heaven. The thoughts are continued this week.

November 27, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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