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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


Where does your faith rest? Part 1

Where does your faith rest? In other words, why do you believe the things you believe about religion and why do you profess to be a part of a certain group?

May 16, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Hold on to the God that has been faithful

Whether nations, peoples, tongues or churches, mankind has been challenged to walk in a manner that is pleasing and acceptable to God and avoid violating the moral and civil standards that He has set forth.

May 09, 2011 | By Bishop John W. Lockett Jr. Correspondent | Faith


Study God's word while you can

Our televisions and newspapers have been filled recently with stories of natural disasters around the world. Our hearts go out and our prayers go up to God for those who have been devastated by these happenings. It may take years for life to return to normal for many of these families.

May 09, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


A signature you'll wish you had

The other day I went to the bank to deposit my check and when I handed it to the teller she handed it right back. She let me know she could not deposit it because it didn't have a signature.

May 09, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Thank the Lord for mothers

Sunday was Mother's Day. If you had forgotten that, I hope you are reading this early enough in the day to get to the store quickly.

May 09, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


First-time pastor at Allenhurst Presbyterian

Pastor Ben Beasley of Atlanta still is adjusting to a new position at a new church in a new city.

May 03, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The time has come to join in prayer

Communication is considered by many to be one of the most important elements of a relationship. Failure to communicate usually ends up being disastrous to a marriage.

May 03, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Easter is over, now what

There probably are more people in church on Easter than any other time of year and probably more activities going on involving Christian ministries during the season of Lent.

May 02, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Commit to pray today and every day

Prayer is one of the most essential elements of a Christian's life. To think that we can speak with the God of creation is a mind-boggling thought. But it is the truth. God has invited us to speak to him regularly. Paul wrote, "Pray without ceasing." And so we know that prayer is essential.

May 02, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Following God takes life changes

If you truly desire to be close to God, you have to make some changes in your life. If you are like most people, you have been caught up with the "what's in it for me" mentality.

May 02, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


He is risen, let us rejoice

"He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told." - Matthew 28:6-7 - New King James Version

April 25, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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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


Take limits off God to improve life

In today's society, we have been inclined to live a life of limits that are beneath God's calling.

November 25, 2014 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


Come to life spiritually through Jesus

There is a TV show called "The Walking Dead" that is popular among many. It is about people who die from a virus but come back to life changed individuals - but not for the good of humanity.

November 22, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Share your burdens with the Lord

They are having snow up north.

November 21, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You have to choose for yourself -- part 1

Most religious people believe that God loves everyone and wants all to be saved. Yet some fail to understand that he created man to have his own will so he can determine what to do or not do.

November 20, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Continue to trust in God, fight for faith

In our recent election between the Democrats and Republicans, the Republicans seized control over the Senate by winning an additional seven seats.

November 17, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Larry S. Murray Columnist | Faith


Count your blessing, thank the Lord

When I was growing up in the church, we used to quite often sing a song called, "Count Your Blessings." It goes something like this: "Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done."

November 15, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God creates the wonder in everything

I have a new computer. It is a laptop and literally is the size of the leather binder I carry in my book satchel. It is only a pound or so in weight.

November 14, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Chose God over things of this world

When Elijah the prophet called for Ahab to gather all Israel to Mount Carmel, he started his address with the following words: "How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him. But if Baal, then follow him" (1 Kings 18:21).

November 13, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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