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All improvements can through Christ

We are in the middle of home improvement projects at our house. We have added a new room and are replacing the flooring and painting in others. Right now, the place is a mess.

November 11, 2013 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What a friend we have in Jesus (part 2)

We continue our thoughts on the poem of Joseph M. Scriven. His poem that later was put to music serves to encourage all who seek to follow God.

November 11, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson | Faith


Does the church need revival?

"The church has many critiques but no revivals." This anonymous quote was an opening of careful reflection for me.

November 07, 2013 | By Pastor Kathleen Ayala Columnist | Faith


Unburden yourself by confessing faults

James 5:16 tells us to "confess your faults one with another." There are several benefits in doing this.

November 06, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Admit sin to be right with God

Last week, I went to visit my son. He is greatly improving in so many ways, though he remains in a wheelchair.

November 06, 2013 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What a friend Christians have in Jesus

Joseph M. Scriven (1819-96), who wrote the poem "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," was no stranger to trials and sadness.

November 06, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Homecoming at Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist

Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church will hold its homecoming Nov. 2. The service is at 11 a.m. and lunch will follow at 11:30 a.m.

November 03, 2013 | Staff report | Faith


Hope is the one thing we really need

A few years ago there was a popular song called, "All You Need is Love." I agree that real love is needed and it's nice to be on the receiving end, but the thing most needed is hope.

October 28, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Words have more power than you think

There are so many ways one can misuse the tongue. Cursing, tale bearing, gossip, boasting and lying are just a few ways that words can be misused. Cursing in our day seems to have become a way of life for so many. It is as if some people could not talk unless they used a curse word in their speech.

October 28, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Appreciate your pastor this -- and every -- month

"Now, brothers and sisters, we ask you to appreciate those who work hard among you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. Respect them with a very special love because of the work they do. Live in peace with each other." - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NCV)

October 22, 2013 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God's word works if you work it

"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." - Isaiah 55:11

October 22, 2013 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


Be an advertisement for Godly living

Recently, my wife and I went on a short trip to the mountains. We happened to be there over a Sunday, so we went to a church close to the motel.

October 21, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Lord will be with you while you wait

When I was young, my mother read to me often. As I grew, the books were placed in my hands so that I could read them.

October 21, 2013 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Are you following commands of men or God?

The book of Acts tells how the people in the first century obeyed the Gospel.

October 21, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


We need to know the rules in life

The other day, I went to one of my grandson's football game. Like most sporting events, the fans - in this case, mostly parents - were yelling words of encouragement as well as instructions to the referees.

October 15, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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From tragedy to triumph

Oh that man would look to see, the tragedies that continue to be.

April 22, 2014 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


It's all about the thing called love

Truthfully, the Christian faith is all about this thing called love.

April 21, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Resurrection brings hope to believers

It is the day before Easter. Almost 2,000 years ago, this was the darkest day in all of history. The Son of God had died the day before, been buried in a borrowed tomb and, along with his body, they buried the hopes and dreams of the future.

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


Seek out God's word for answers

Studying the Bible is something people should do for themselves.

April 21, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How to handle life's curveballs

Sometimes life throws us curve balls - situations, circumstances and problems that we just don't know how to handle.

April 15, 2014 | By Rev. Ashley Morris Columnist | Faith


What will you do with this one called Jesus?

Over 2,000 years ago, there was this one called Jesus Christ who came on the scene in history. He preached, taught and healed the sick. Crowds gathered just to see if he was going to perform another miracle.

April 14, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Become stronger with God's lessons

Dad used to tell me, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Coach would say, "No pain, no gain." And one teacher would remark, "We learn best through adversity."

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


Sin can be overcome by following God's word

The Bible plainly states that all men have sinned (Romans 3:23). Sin, though not inherited, has been a plague of each generation of mankind. Each individual sins and is responsible for their sins.

April 14, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God knows how much we can bear

There is no doubt that we are living in some difficult times. Many are struggling to make ends meet. Many are wondering if there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

April 08, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Moving into a new sanctuary

Sunday was an exciting time, and those at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church are celebrating a great accomplishment in the life of their church.

April 08, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Use His way to avoid devil's tricks

This week has been beautiful, and I think spring is finally here to stay. We have been fooled before with a cold front sneaking its way back in. Well, speaking of being fooled, Tuesday was April Fool's Day where many a folk were hoaxed or tricked. Most of this was all done in fun and brought much-needed laughter.

April 07, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't be a fool in God's eyes

Well, did you survive April Fool's Day? Or are you one of those who pulls the pranks on others?

April 07, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Great ove of Jesus Christ can be seen

Often, the love of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation.

April 07, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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