Last week, we began looking at the idea that we must take care of ourselves physically and spiritually. We continue our study today.
Whether we are ready for it or not, the Christmas season is upon us. There is something horribly wrong with that statement because Christmas should be a joy and a much-anticipated event. We somehow have been sucked into the commercialistic and materialistic side of Christmas to the point that, for some, it is dreaded and fills them with stress and financial burdens. In the book of Luke's telling of the first Christmas, we are told ...
By this evening, the Christmas tree in Pembroke will have been lit. Most of you already have put up your trees and other decorations in your homes. The Christmas season is in full swing, and I, for one, am excited about it.
With our physical bodies, we realize they need care. When we become dirty, we wash. If we are injured or sick, we seek medical attention to take care of the problem. We see this as a must that we stay physically healthy, but are we taking care of ourselves spiritually?
Whether we realize it or not, there are needs all around us. There are people who find themselves at the mercy of others in getting their needs met. Some need little assistance while other's issues are more complicated and may need more long-term help.
Thank you. Those are some of the most meaningful words you can ever say. Have you ever gone out of your way to do something for someone only for them to walk away without a single word? Perhaps you have thought to yourself, "He didn't even say thank you." I know that we are not supposed to do something for another in order to be recognized. But it sure does feel better when they say ...
When man was created and placed in the Garden of Eden, God's beautiful plan of creation was complete. Man giving in to Satan turned this beautiful scene into a wicked, ugly one.
I was at a doctor's office the other day and looked up and saw a sign on the wall that got my attention. It read, "When it's a matter of life or death, it matters where you go."
My wife teaches in Richmond Hill. I serve a church in North Bryan County, and we live there. Recently, someone who knows my wife made the connection between the two of us. She told my wife that she reads my column every week, and she enjoys it. I have to tell you, I was encouraged. The fact is that I have no idea who, if anyone, reads what I write. It made my day to know that someone cares.
Sometimes it seems that the end of our goals is just not in sight. In fact, some give up because they tire of the task.
In the last few days, several people have mentioned to me that they can't believe we are already into November; which means Thanksgiving is upon us and Christmas is just around the corner.
Well, the election is over. Since it has been four days by now, I am certain that all of the political signs have been taken down and the landscape has returned to its natural setting.
Millions of people struggle through life trying to find their way on their own. They look to friends, family and others to help them along, and while they may be able to help, God has the answers for every person if they will just look into his answer book. It is a marvelous book given by the one who created man and provided his way to live in heaven throughout eternity. The psalmist recorded the ...
In recent days, the Northeast has experienced great devastation as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Many have lost property, and some have lost their lives. We need to pray for these folks and do what we can, as God directs, to assist them in their misery.
The Perfect Storm. Frankenstorm. Hurricane Sandy. No matter what you might call it, it has been a nightmare for many this week.
The other day, as I was walking past my mailbox, I took a long look at it. It is old, faded and slides a little bit forward when one opens it.
Tomorrow is Father's Day. We all know that it is not quite the same event that Mother's Day is, and that is fine. We all know the value of a godly mother.
God sent his Son to pay a debt that man could not and cannot pay - the debt of sin.
Father's Day does not receive the recognition that Mother's Day receives personally or commercially. Personally, I think Father's Day should have a greater appreciation and a greater recognition based on a biblical prospective.
Even during summer months, some children still are having fun at school.
In a few weeks, they will once again converge on St. Simons Island for a time of refreshing, renewal and relaxation.
Many teachings circulating in the church today concern the kind of prosperity believers should experience.
Morals can be defined simply as what a person has been taught and believes in regard to what is right and wrong.
Last week, I wrote that I have been preaching through the 23rd Psalm. I would like for you to consider an idea from that Psalm that remains a powerful image in my mind.
Last week, we began looking at the idea of putting our faith in God. Some people have a problem with this, for they trust only in themselves. Much of this comes from humanistic teaching in our schools today. Our young people are faced with instructors who do not believe in the Bible. Generations are being reared to believe that man has all the answers. This false idea makes it difficult for religious teaching to be accepted.
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