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Some beauty is well worth the wait

There are not too many things more beautiful than the colors of spring – anything from flowering trees to flowering bushes to flowering plants. My favorite is the azaleas, which are about in full bloom.

March 28, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Christians should think as the Lord does

Well, I did it again. I embarrassed myself with something I said. No surprise there.

March 28, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What place have you given God?

As Jesus was concluding what has become known as the "Sermon on the Mount," he said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" (Matt. 6:33, 34).

March 28, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Area ushers are a committed crowd

Ushers often are taken for granted as the church's doorkeepers. But they play a vital role in the ministry. It takes a special, skilled person to serve as an usher.

March 28, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Manna House needs help with important work

Matthew 25:33-40 says, "And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

March 28, 2011 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


God cares for man

With the natural disasters that happen in the world, some want to say God does not care for mankind. This is far from the truth. The natural disasters that happen are just that – things of nature. They have happened down through the ages. To those who are involved in the disasters, our prayers go up to God that they soon will be able to go about their normal lives.

March 21, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Place your full trust in the Lord

Do you have a favorite verse of Scripture? My favorite verse in the entire Bible is 1 John 5:13. "I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life."

March 21, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Lets not forget the real St. Patrick

Most of America has just celebrated St. Patrick's Day in some form or another and now we are into the St. Patrick's weekend.

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


New gender-neutral Bible draws critics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In the old translation of the world's most popular Bible, John the Evangelist declares: "If anyone says, 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar." Make that "brother or sister" in a new translation that includes more gender-neutral language and is drawing criticism from some conservatives who argue the changes can alter the theological message.

March 21, 2011 | Associated Press | Faith


Faith will keep us marching forward

The Israelites were instructed to march once around Jericho for six days and seven times around on the seventh day. Then they were to shout and the city walls would fall. Some of the Israelites probably were questioning God in their minds and, at the same time, becoming tired and weary. I can't help but think that some may have been a little excited about what the outcome would be. Either way, they obeyed God and shouted out in faith and experienced God's miraculous intervention as they conquered Jericho. The walls fell as God had promised (Joshua 6 ...

March 21, 2011 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


Seek memories to bring God closer

Memories are an important part of life. Most people can remember their first ride on a bicycle, their first job or how it felt to drive for the first time with a license. There are memories of those who have passed away, stories they told, things they did.

March 14, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Spiritual growth is in His hands

It is not yet officially spring, but we can see the signs. Flowers and trees are budding. Grass is greening up. And some of us have started to plant a few things in the garden. I have planted broccoli, onions, cabbage and potatoes. To date, everything looks good, except I have yet to see any evidence of potatoes.

March 14, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Be content, thankful for what you have

In the book of 1 Timothy, we are told that if we have food and clothes, we need to be content. This idea is far from "the American dream," in which we strive to have all our wants as well as our needs met. For most of us to be satisfied we even dictate what kind of food we eat and what brand of clothes we wear.

March 14, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Church, new pastor ready for revival

St. Thomas African Methodist Episcopal Church in Walthourville is a small church, but the people have large hearts and they are ready to move forward.

March 14, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


Try God's way of doing things

Proverbs 3:5 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."

March 14, 2011 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


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Do you want to follow God or follow idols?

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Against such, there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another" (Galatians 5:13-25).

August 19, 2014 | Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Jesus is the way to prepare for the end

In a lot of movies, the words "The End" appear after the last scene, signifying that the movie is over.

August 19, 2014 | Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Talk with, listen to the Father

One of the leading causes of divorce (or any other disagreement or estrangement) is the lack of communication.

August 18, 2014 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


We must be forgiving servants in obeying God

Mankind needs to thank God for the fact that Jesus came to Earth, died at Calvary and rose again the third day. Without the blood of Christ, no man could be saved from sin. The debt of sin is too great for man to repay, but Christ paid the debt for all men.

August 12, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pray for the persecuted to be strong

The Apostle Paul was the greatest missionary to walk the earth, but always was having to deal with persecution.

August 12, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your gifts to help the church, glorify God

On Sunday evenings in recent weeks, I have been teaching on the topic of spiritual gifts at my church. I believe it is one of the most important topics facing the church today.

August 11, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


The greatest decision you will ever make

God has done many things to provide for man's eternal resting place.

August 05, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What are your expectations of Jesus?

When Jesus came to Earth over 2,000 years ago, people had different expectations of him - if, indeed, he was who he said he was, the Messiah.

August 05, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Do maintenance every day as part of Christian life

A little over eight years ago, my wife and I built our first house together. Over the past couple of years, we have been repainting the interior walls and have replaced carpeting, and now are replacing door jambs and repainting exterior doors.

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


Obedience to God is a must for salvation

Last week, we began talking about how obedience to God is a must. We looked at two Old Testament examples of this idea: the Israelites and the brazen serpent (Numbers 21) and the account of Naaman (2 Kings 5).

July 29, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Keep traditions in the spirit of God

Teachers in Bryan County schools go back to work Monday, and the students will only be a week behind them.

July 29, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Follow Jesus’ way on resolving conflict

Human beings always have had conflict with one another. Conflict can sever once-good relationships that can go unresolved throughout one's lifetime.

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


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