I was really good at lunch today. I had a salad. I even dipped my fork in the salad dressing for each bite, thus using half of what was provided.
The prophet Isaiah pictures Christ as being submissive. Notice Isaiah 50:5: "The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back."
Each new year prompts some to make resolutions. These resolutions are a way of starting something new.
At the age of 31, Josh May has completed his first year as a pastor and seems to be quickly growing into the role.
In the past month, I have been preaching in my church on the topic "The Healthy Church." Most pastors and Christians would like for their churches to grow, but often we ask the wrong questions when it comes to seeing that happen.
The love of God is seen in the giving of Jesus to die for the sins of man. John recorded, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16, 17).
Jesus made it clear of what the greatest rules of life to follow were.
The Bible says, "It is appointed unto man, once to die, and then the judgment." And immediately some reader is thinking, "Why is he starting there? I turn to this column for a bit of uplift, and I get this?"
What are Christians supposed to do when they are surrounded by those who refuse to hold to God's teachings?
Last November, I was blessed to take my first pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Although I have been in the ministry for nearly 20 years, I had never gone to Israel.
Last week, I wrote about New Year's resolutions, filling the void within and changing lives for the better. From many years of counseling on many topics, I know about relationship and self-esteem issues.
This week marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a decision that made abortions legal. Since that decision, more than 54 million fetuses have been aborted, according to the National Right to Life Committee.
Members of Africa on Fire and the Coastal Georgia School of Missions will sponsor a round table from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Feb. 1, at the Temple of Praise Church Ministries, 406C S. Main St. in Hinesville.
Some misunderstand God's promise of eternal life. They know - and are right - that God cares for every soul. However, they lose sight of the fact that God's promise is conditional.
There are primarily three areas of missions: local, home and foreign. Local missions reach out to those within our geographic region. Home missions include other ministries to those out of our local geographic area, but still within the United States. Foreign missions are ministries to those outside of our own country.
"The church has many critiques but no revivals." This anonymous quote was an opening of careful reflection for me.
James 5:16 tells us to "confess your faults one with another." There are several benefits in doing this.
Last week, I went to visit my son. He is greatly improving in so many ways, though he remains in a wheelchair.
Joseph M. Scriven (1819-96), who wrote the poem "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," was no stranger to trials and sadness.
Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church will hold its homecoming Nov. 2. The service is at 11 a.m. and lunch will follow at 11:30 a.m.
A few years ago there was a popular song called, "All You Need is Love." I agree that real love is needed and it's nice to be on the receiving end, but the thing most needed is hope.
There are so many ways one can misuse the tongue. Cursing, tale bearing, gossip, boasting and lying are just a few ways that words can be misused. Cursing in our day seems to have become a way of life for so many. It is as if some people could not talk unless they used a curse word in their speech.
"Now, brothers and sisters, we ask you to appreciate those who work hard among you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. Respect them with a very special love because of the work they do. Live in peace with each other." - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NCV)
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." - Isaiah 55:11
Recently, my wife and I went on a short trip to the mountains. We happened to be there over a Sunday, so we went to a church close to the motel.
When I was young, my mother read to me often. As I grew, the books were placed in my hands so that I could read them.
The book of Acts tells how the people in the first century obeyed the Gospel.
The other day, I went to one of my grandson's football game. Like most sporting events, the fans - in this case, mostly parents - were yelling words of encouragement as well as instructions to the referees.
Every Sunday morning in our church, we have a time that we call, "Children's Time." The boys and girls from about ages 3-8 come forward and gather around me while I tell them a Bible story, and try to apply it to their lives.
God has blessed Christians with so many things.