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Assistant pastor is one of God's generals

In the U.S. military, Dr. Diane Curry was a non-commissioned officer. In God's army; however, she is a general.

July 12, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Cross is symbol of independence

If I would ask the average American what the symbol is for our freedom, I believe most people would say that it is our flag.

July 05, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Happy Fourth and God bless

I have always considered myself to be a Patriot. I love my country, and I am grateful for all of the blessings God has bestowed upon us. But in the last five years I have become increasingly more aware of the reality of the sacrifices made by those in our armed forces so that the rest of us might enjoy the freedoms we have.

July 05, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Freedom is in Jesus Christ

Our nation was built upon a belief in and a desire to worship God. Brave men and women took a stand for freedom, that, too, many seem like an insurmountable undertaking – to take on an entire nation in a battle for freedom.

July 05, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Take a breather, enjoy life

In spite of their hectic schedules, a group of busy, local Christians have decided it's time to get away. On July 10-17, they will escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and spend a week in paradise.

July 05, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Freedom comes at a cost

Today's key scripture verse: "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty".

July 05, 2010 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Stat close to the One who loves you most

Where has the year gone? It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating Christmas and then the New Year. And later this week we will reach the half-way point of 2010. That seems so difficult to believe.

June 28, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God is always the most important

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" (Matt. 6:33, 34).

June 28, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God is always the most important

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" (Matt. 6:33, 34).

June 28, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What it mean to have a loving father

Sunday, June 20, we celebrated Father's Day, but the sad thing about it is there are a lot of fathers who don't take this title very seriously.

June 28, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane Special to the News | Faith


Events of Jesus the greatest in history

The crucifixion of Jesus was one of the most horrendous happening in the history of mankind, yet it showed the world the love God has for mankind (John 3:16).

June 21, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Benefits abound for those who choose God's way

Recently I saw a commercial from an insurance company that indicated you can create your own policy and kind of name your own price.

June 21, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


A Father's Day challenge to be strong, kind

I don't remember the exact words I spoke, but very quickly one of my nephews exclaimed, "Uh oh, Uncle Brad, you have to give up your 'man card.'"

June 21, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day! Those words are echoing through the community all morning, accompanied with breakfast in bed (Cheerio's with chocolate milk, burnt toast and hand drawn pictures of adolescent abstract art, rendered by a future Picasso) or, perhaps, with a slender box containing the world's ugliest tie. In an earlier era, when school electives carried a higher value and priority, one might receive the odd handcrafted ceramic ashtray (emphasis on the word "odd").

June 21, 2010 | By Rev. Dr. Timothy Byler Columnist | Faith


100 years later -- Celebrating fathers

Today is dedicated to the men who sacrifice so much to provide for their families. Sometimes they go without to make ends meet. In this tough economy and times of high unemployment, these men work extra hours so their families can have food, clothing, shelter, and the necessities of life.

June 21, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Obedience to God is a must for salvation

Last week, we began talking about how obedience to God is a must. We looked at two Old Testament examples of this idea: the Israelites and the brazen serpent (Numbers 21) and the account of Naaman (2 Kings 5).

July 29, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Keep traditions in the spirit of God

Teachers in Bryan County schools go back to work Monday, and the students will only be a week behind them.

July 29, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Follow Jesus’ way on resolving conflict

Human beings always have had conflict with one another. Conflict can sever once-good relationships that can go unresolved throughout one's lifetime.

July 29, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be content with who you are

I recently read a story of a lady who spent $30,000 so she could look like Kim Kardashian. Now, she has to spend the next few years paying it off.

July 23, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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


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