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Salvation isn't always easy

Several years ago I ran across a little gospel tract titled, "God's simple plan of salvation." It gave the simple truth that God loves his creation, and he made a way so mankind could get forgiveness for its sins and receive everlasting life.

June 21, 2011 | Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Understand the consequences

One of the bad habits that I have is goofing off with my grandkids.

June 13, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Just who are you trying to please?

In life it seems we are always trying to please someone. It may be our parents, or it may be our children, a spouse, friends, employers, teachers, etc.

June 13, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Fulfilling your purpose worth the effort

By the time you are reading this, I will be in recovery mode. Our church just will have completed its vacation Bible school on Thursday night.

June 13, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost

"When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them" Acts 1:2-4 (NIV).

June 13, 2011 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Faith enables us to serve God

I once spoke with a young lady who felt like she was at the end of her rope. Things weren't working out; the children were acting up; her finances were in disarray. Though she was a Christian, she couldn't help but wonder where God was in the midst of all this.

June 06, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


The truth of the second coming

A self-proclaimed prophet predicted that Jesus Christ would return May 21 for his saints.

May 31, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Give thanks to those who gave all

It is Memorial Day weekend.

May 31, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Be certain where your faith rests

For the past two weeks, we have been discussing where our faith rests. We have seen that this should be a priority to us as we seek to please God.

May 31, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


St. Peter's AME sets leadership conference

In 1982, Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman wrote a bestselling book, "In Search of Excellence." The popular management book sets the standard for identifying characteristics of excellent, innovative companies.

May 31, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Don't stop believing

Have you ever wanted to give up? If your answer to this question is yes, then I have a word of encouragement for you.

May 31, 2011 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


Turn to His words for faith certainty

Last week, we asked the question, "Where does your faith rest?" Today, we will look at how we can be certain of where our faith must rest.

May 24, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Let's be thankful for Mondays

There is one group of letters I have heard all of my life – TGIF – that stands for "thank God it's Friday" or "thank goodness it's Friday."

May 24, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Read the Bible to discern God's voice

School is out in Bryan County. Graduation ceremonies will be held today for both Bryan County and Richmond Hill high schools. For many young men and women, today marks the completion of one task, but it's only the beginning of a brand-new phase of their lives. Excitement fills the air.

May 24, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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


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The true meaning of Revelation

One of the most fascinating books in the Bible is Revelation. Many books have been written and movies produced in attempts to better understand the end times.

October 24, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


How to live a Christian life, part 1

How does one live the Christian life?

October 23, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Actions speak louder than words

The other day, I was watching the news when a political ad featuring the politician came across my TV screen. He told what he believed and what he would do if elected. Immediately, I thought, "I wonder if his past voting record in politics mirrored what he was saying."

October 18, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Everyone can be adopted in God's family

The world is full of people wanting to know, "What is in it for me?" This attitude keeps many from ever checking out God's word and obeying the Gospel. They see no benefit coming their way, so why bother with religion?

October 17, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What is in it for me? Eternal life with Father

The world is full of people wanting to know, "What is in it for me?" This attitude keeps many from ever checking out God's word and obeying the Gospel. They see no benefit coming their way, so why bother with religion?

October 16, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What do we really need to fear?

Recently, there has been quite a bit of fear concerning the confirmed Ebola case on U.S. soil.

October 11, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


We should look back to go forward

I was moved recently after reading an article titled "Down Blige Road" in Richmond Hill Reflections magazine. As "transplanted" African-Americans here in Richmond Hill, it helped us understand and get more insight into the pasts of other African-Americans who lived in, worked in and built this community.

October 10, 2014 | By Craig Butts Special to the News | Faith


Don't wait until 'someday' to follow God

Life is but for a little while. James wrote, "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (James 4:14). What a great reminder of life's brevity, as it can be seen many times during a year.

October 09, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Gardening teaches to lean on God

As I usually do, earlier this year I planted a little vegetable garden. It's not too elaborate, but it gives me something to enjoy and provides us with a variety of wonderfully fresh things to eat.

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


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