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God will stay with us through any changes

One year ago this week, life changed.

July 01, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


When life gets tough, God will be there for believers

Everyone gets discouraged from time to time. Life can be tough, and it would be easy to give up. If a person believes in God, they will have a better outlook when those times come.

June 30, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Going the right way with Jesus

I am writing this from the beautiful state of Wyoming. The good news is that there is little traffic, but the bad news is that many state and county roads are not well-marked.

June 30, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Discover, learn God’s word for yourself and be happy

(Editor's note: This is part two of a two-part series.)

June 25, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Lean on the Lord in tough times

As I watched the NBA Finals the other night, I saw a lot of disappointment on the faces of players, coaches and fans. I'm confident there were fans who couldn't sleep because of the outcome.

June 24, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Commitment great; rewards are greater

The great Apostle Paul speaks, in the seventh chapter of 1 Corinthians, by permission on the subject of marriage.

June 24, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Larry S. Murray Columnist | Faith


Praise God for all that is around us

I just spent five days in the north Georgia mountains. What a beautiful place!

June 23, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Remember to appreciate God's creation

The Bible begins by saying, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth." Have you ever taken the time to look and appreciate the things God has created?

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


Accept the love of the Father

Contrary to popular belief, there are some good earthly fathers in the world today.

June 17, 2014 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


Keep the faith, fathers and serve God

Sunday is Father's Day. I will not get to see my dad, but I certainly will call him.

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


Put trust in God, not things of Earth

When one learns to trust in God, this life is easier to live.

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


Save yourself by stop living in denial

The other day, I received an email dealing with the issues of why most churches in America are not growing. It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of churches either have stopped growing or have declined in average attendance.

June 09, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your talents to serve God

By the time you read this, vacation Bible school 2014 at First Baptist of Pembroke will be history. I'm already tired as I write, and I'm sure I will be fully exhausted by the end of the week.

June 09, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Get to heart of the matter for the Lord

Solomon wrote, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). If the heart of an individual is chained to the things of the world, then he is worldly.

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


Become truly free with law of God

"Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded, but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased. I would they were even cut off which trouble you. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use ...

June 02, 2014 | By Pastor Mark Fields Columnist | Faith


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Work hard for the Lord

Back in the summers of my college days, I worked for a builder. For the most part, I kept the skilled laborers (carpenters and brick layers) supplied with materials. Then, there was the biggest mistake I made during my first summer.

July 22, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Obedience to God is a must for blessings

Anyone who desires to be saved needs to realize that God's will must be obeyed.

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


Responsibility of passing the torch

On most Fourth of Julys, our family, which this year included 17 of us, meets at our house for food, fun and fireworks.

July 15, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Churches may not be perfect, but God is

It has become popular today in some circles to say, "I love Jesus, but I hate the church."

July 15, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Remember, the most important thing is God’s plan

Life gets busy sometimes, and it is easy to forget to think of the important things.

July 15, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Time to remember sacrifices for our happiness

The United States celebrates its freedom on the Fourth of July. It was on this day that the Declaration of Independence from the kingdom of Great Britain was signed.

July 08, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


We have many freedoms to celebrate

Most of us have just celebrated, in one way or another, Independence Day and are enjoying what is commonly called the Fourth of July weekend.

July 08, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Lord has no limits in power or love

Our country is 238 years old. We have been a world leader, almost since our first days as a democracy.

July 08, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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