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Do you listen to what God says?

Many years ago, my wife and I moved away to New Orleans to go to school. We were both in our early 20s, having been married only a year and a half. We were scared and excited, all at the same time. I imagine that our parents (both sets) were more frightened than excited.

November 29, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


A treasure often overlooked

It has been my prayer that as this article is read you all had a joyful Thanksgiving and the choicest blessing of God was upon you, and everyone is giving thanks with a grateful heart.

November 29, 2010 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


New church coming to area

There is a sense of anticipation in the air. In just a few months, a new church will be launched.

November 29, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Salvation is a gift from the Lord

In just a matter of days, the malls and shopping centers will be filled to capacity with shoppers looking for the bargains that will change their lives.

November 22, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Always love thy neighbor as thyself

"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).

November 22, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What happened to sin

It is really interesting that the media's No. 1 story the other day was about Prince William and Katie Middleton's engagement. You couldn't find an outlet that wasn't covering this story, as if it was so important.

November 22, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Take time to give thanks

We are now entering the holiday season, which traditionally kicks off when we celebrate Thanksgiving. I feel we should remind ourselves of the importance of this time of giving thanks. Living in the United States is one of the most blessed opportunities anyone can experience. As we observe and enjoy the benefits of this great nation, we can only say thanks to the one who provides us with such bountiful blessings.

November 22, 2010 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


Daniel was a man of courage

Daniel was placed in a den of lions for breaking a decree set forth by king Darius. This decree was an evil tool set in place by the enemies of Daniel.

November 15, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Remember to honor those who sacrifice so much

This week all around this country of ours, communities and organizations have paid honor to the many soldiers who have served our country in times past.

November 15, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Human life has greatest value

In the past five years I have had to cut down six trees on my property. For one reason or the other they had all died. I've been able to get five of them down without incident. But one was a problem.

November 15, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Allenhurst Presbyterian turns 50

Today, members of the Allenhurst Presbyterian Church are celebrating their church's 50th anniversary.

November 15, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


True believers will lead God's life

Ephesians 1:4-5 says, "Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love."

November 15, 2010 | By Pastor Willa Wesley Columnist | Faith


Confess and trust, the way to forgiveness

My wife and I recently refinanced our home. With interest rates below 4 percent, it made no sense not to do so.

November 08, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Are you serving the god of materialism?

When the focus of a home is on material things, before long the gathering of possessions becomes the most important thing to the household.

November 08, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Look at your own reflection

The other day I was sitting in the hospital parking lot when I noticed that a hawk had landed in the tree next to my car. It then proceeded to fly down and land on the hood of a car sitting across from mine.

November 08, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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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


Which way will you go with eternity on line?

Perhaps one of the greatest questions asked by a Bible character was the one asked by Elijah the prophet.

October 02, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Our past life is behind us, thanks to God

A couple of months ago, I went to have surgery. In that process, I had to look at my medical records to make sure they were correct, including medicines I had taken and previous surgeries.

October 02, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane | Faith


Show your pastor love, appreciation

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, that time of year to show pastors just how much they are appreciated.

October 02, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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