As we have been looking at following "God's Way," we have seen that God's way is best, but will we follow "God's Way?"
For the past few weeks we have been discussing "God's Way." When you talk to people about religion many times the words you here are, "Well I think." Before you say this you might want to see what God has to say about mans thoughts compared to His. From the beginning of time we see that someone has always wanted to change what God says. In the garden of Eden God had instructed ...
A few months ago our church entered into a relationship with another church in our state. They became our "mentoring" church. Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula is very large church located about 35 miles northeast of Atlanta. God has blessed their ministry in amazing ways over the last 30 years. And they have chosen to seek to pass those blessings along to other churches.
This past week I took a vacation with my wife and two of my grand kids. On the way to our destination I heard time and time again, "When are we going to get there?" After over a week being away I think the kids began to get a little homesick. On the way back I heard over and over again, 'When are we going to get home?"
Just ask the average Joe on the street about the economy and the future and it won't take long to realize that people are full of uncertainties. We don't know who will be our next president and how it will effect our country and the world as well. We don't know how high gas prices will go or when someone is going to do something about them.
"Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" (Matt. 22:36-40). The occasion of the preceding ...
It is the first day of summer. That's not as big of a deal here as it has been in other places I have lived. After all, we have been enjoying summer type weather for a few weeks now. But I have to tell you this. When I lived in Michigan we gave thanks when the first day of summer rolled around. Sometimes we were still wearing light jackets. But we were grateful for the change.
The marrying season has arrived. It seems like June is the month for weddings. You may be attending one today. My family is. And we had one last week, too. Neither one was at our church, but rather both were for family members in other places.
From the chatter both nationally as well as locally I perceive that the outlook for our economy is bleak if not depressing. Gas prices have soared to almost $4 per gallon which effects the price of everything else. Housing foreclosures are at an all-time high and for the first time since the great depression have housing and property values dropped nation wide. We are at war in Iraq and Afghanistan with the threat ...
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever (1 John 2:15-17).
John reveals to all that there is a battle being fought every day. It is a battle that involves everyone on the face of the earth. The world is full of temptations for young and old alike. Today there seems to be less time for the home, family, and God. A struggle goes on to provide and maintain a standard of living, and the proper spiritual nurturing. "Love not the world, neither the ...
A few years ago Promise Keepers was a very active, very popular movement. It is not as strong as it was then, but that's okay. In many ways God used it to make an impact upon the lives of many men. If there are newer and better ways to do that in the future, then He will raise them up, too.
Repentance is a word we don't hear very much about in today's Christian environment but it is a word heavily used in scripture. To repent means that we feel sorry for our sins; sorry enough to decide to change our way of living and thinking and sorry enough to turn from following self to following Christ. In other words, it is all about change.
Memorial Day was first observed in this country in 1868 for the purpose of decorating the graves of the American Civil War dead.
It is Memorial Day weekend. What does that mean to you? The unfortunate thing is that for many it simply means a long weekend where they can slip off to the beach, the lake, the mountains, or somewhere else for a bit of rest and relaxation. And there is nothing inherently wrong with that.
It is Labor Day Weekend. What does that mean to you?
Who is God?
As members of the Liberty Prayer Chapel family of Hinesville prepare for their church's 11th anniversary, they are reflecting and anticipating a great time of fellowship.
While recently driving through our wonderful city, my attention was arrested by this inscription written on a church marquee: "Know Jesus, Know Peace, No Jesus, No Peace."
"What if" - these words carry a little bit of uncertainty; they are conditional in nature.
Every generation looks at its elders and wonders why those folks are so hopeless out of date.
Every person faces an eternal destiny. When we study the word of God, it is seen to be a fact. One of these, heaven or hell, will be our place of eternal destiny when this life is over.
Sarah Steward Izzard started playing piano in churches at the age of 12 - and still is playing more than 50 years later.
From the moment I read Philippians 1: 20-21, I knew this verse would be my "new standard."
In 1 Corinthians 11, the Apostle Paul issued a brave request. He stated, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."
"Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your blessings, see what God has done." Those words first were written in 1897 by a man named Johnson Oatman Jr. But they remain wonderful words of truth even today.
The apostles suffered many things because of their desire to proclaim the message of Jesus to the world.
"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." - Matthew 11:28-30