The fact of needing rain is not a news flash to most people; especially to those who have farms and gardens or those who like green lawns.
Jonah perhaps serves as the greatest example to be found of one who tried to "run from God."
The scripture teaches us that every one of us is destined to die and then face the judgment of God.
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.
This next Sunday Christians around the world will be celebrating one of the greatest events of history that relates to our faith: the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
It is April and for those of us who are Christians this is a very important time in the church calendar. Lent is almost over. Holy week has begun and soon we will celebrate Easter. Easter is that time when we remember the one thing that set our faith far above all others religions. Christians have a risen savior who is the son of the living God. Luke 24: 1- 12 records the event as follows:
This next Sunday we celebrate what is traditionally known as Palm Sunday. This commemorates the time in scripture where just a few days before Christ's crucifixion he was seen riding a donkey through Jerusalem with the crowds wanting to crown him as king. Many threw their outer garments and palm branches on the ground in front of him signifying their willingness to submit to his authority and to acknowledge him as their leader ...
Last week we talked about the importance of words. We need to be aware of how we use words. They are both able to build up and to tear down.
Proverbs 29:18 "Where there is no vision the people perish, but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
II Corinthians 5:14, 15: "For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again."
How important are our words? They can change a bad day into a good one, make one who is sad smile, but they can break up families, keep lost ones from the truth and destroy friendships, so really they can change the course of our lives. It is important that we are careful with our words. Here is where difficulties arise. James had some good advice on the subject of ...
I am a college basketball fan so this time of year known as "March madness" is a favorite time for me.
God has always had a plan for mankind. When He created the earth he did so in such a fashion that the world was ready for man to inhabit. Later when man sinned God had a plan to save man.
This past Sunday we showed the movie, "Facing the giants." In preparation for this movie we had to hook up the DVD player and run it through the LCD projector which should have been a simple task. We could get the sound but no picture thinking the whole time that we had everything hooked up right.
The place where I live has a whole bunch of trees in the yard. When we first moved in we had satellite television installed but a couple of years ago the experts said that we could no longer get a signal because of too many tree branches in the way (it's a miracle that we ever did receive a signal). The trees have also caused some problems. I planted some small citrus trees ...
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