I was talking to a friend the other day, and the discussion went to Matthew 6:33 where it states "Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you."
"How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord be God then follow Him…" - 1 Kings 18:21
Most Christians and many non-Christians observe Lent, traditionally held during the six weeks before Easter Sunday. These 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday are a commemoration of the time Jesus spent fasting in the desert before the beginning of His public ministry, in which He endured temptations by the devil.
We have received some much-needed rain in the last week or so. Some of us wonder if we are receiving more than we need, but we also know that drought conditions have been very real in recent months. I will not complain about the rain.
Many people have given up on God. They feel that because things have not worked out the way they planned, serving God is not worth the time or the effort.
"From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water." James 3:10-12
GAINESVILLE - Dr. Marcus Borg will present three lectures March 1-2 at Brenau University as part of a newly formed partnership of North Georgia churches and academic institutions.
Nationally, members of the 100-year-old Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. have been doing a lot of celebrating this year.
Christianity has been misunderstood as it pertains to its attitude towards sin.
They don't teach cursive writing any more. That's what I was told. It has been made obsolete by the computer.
Life is worth living. Some do not think so and take their lives, not realizing there is a better answer.
The Scriptures, along with the promises of God, teach us about certain boundaries which God has set up for those who choose to follow him and can be classified as moral, ethical or financial in nature.
Last week, I talked about contradictions in life. I wrote about the fact that we praise God and speak poorly of others with the same tongue, and that ought not to be.
The Apostle Paul wrote, "Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God" (2 Corinthians 1:2–4).
The other day, I entered in a discussion with some friends on the topic of older teens to 20-somethings. Someone thought it was a common practice for people in this age group to fall away from their Christian teaching and living.
This time of year, Christians celebrate the coming to Earth of a savior - Jesus Christ, our Lord.
We are only a few days away from Christmas Day. I have to admit a couple of things to you. I love the Christmas season, and everything about it. Even as I think about the empty chairs and dinner table, and still am enamored by the lights, trees, decorations, music and pageantry of it all.
What gift are you looking for this year? Which one would be the greatest ever? Would it be a new car, a house or maybe a trip to some exotic place?
Yes, it's that time again, when people are running over each other to get a gift for a friend or love one.
You are the sum total of every decision you have ever made - good, bad or indifferent. Neither God nor the devil can be blamed for where you are in life. You are where you are and have what you have because of your decisions.
On Dec. 1, members of Trinity Missionary Baptist Temple in Hinesville celebrated the church's 23rd anniversary. This celebration was made more special due to the church finally getting its steeple.
I recently watched the classic Christmas movie, "Miracle on 34th Street." At the end of the movie, there was a campaign to get support for believing in Santa Claus.
My mother was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in July 2004 and told she would live only three to four months.
More people think about Jesus this time of year than at any other. You hear people say "He is the reason for the season." The thing is he is the reason for all the seasons.
This holiday season is my most favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, but not in our hearts, for we always give thanks for so much.
Each Sunday in December, including Christmas Eve, candles are lit in celebration of Advent. This past Sunday was the first day when only one candle was lit.
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I remember receiving a phone call from my mom many years ago. It was sometime in August, just before school was to start. We were about three minutes into the conversation when she said to me in a very excited tone, "I've finished my Christmas shopping!"
The Bible tells us many things about Jesus.
The new pastor in town is excited to be in the area.
Psalm 100 is the song of a thankful heart, a command to worship and serve this God, who made us by entering into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. These praises unto God must be sung from our lips and from the depths of our souls. We must praise the Lord in the place recognized by the world as His court and also within the gates of our secret lives. If there is no praise for our God, then surely our song will not be accepted.