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A view of faith versus unbelief

I was reading today about the time a Jewish leader came to Jesus asking Him to do something for him.

July 27, 2008 | Steve Lane | Faith


Perspective and God's plan

My wife and I have been on vacation this week.

July 27, 2008 | Brad Butler | Faith


A steady diet of the word of God

The Apostle Peter wrote, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby" (I Peter 2:2).

July 27, 2008 | Riley Nelson | Faith


America's birthday

Yesterday was the 232nd birthday of our great country. I was a history major in college, and I focused particularly on American history. But I still have to admit something. It boggles my mind to consider the imagination and thoughtfulness it took to develop the type of government we have. There were truly a number of great leaders at work in those days.

July 20, 2008 | by Brad Butler | Faith


Our freedom did not come free

This 4th of July we celebrate the freedom we have here in America. We as Americans still enjoy freedoms not experienced and only dreamed of by most of the world's population.

July 20, 2008 | by Steve Lane | Faith


Gods way, part 4: we will follow

As we have been looking at following "God's Way," we have seen that God's way is best, but will we follow "God's Way?"

July 20, 2008 | by Riley Nelson | Faith


God's way, part 3: One who almost failed

For the past few weeks we have been discussing "God's Way." When you talk to people about religion many times the words you here are, "Well I think." Before you say this you might want to see what God has to say about mans thoughts compared to His. From the beginning of time we see that someone has always wanted to change what God says. In the garden of Eden God had instructed man not to partake of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil less they die (Gen. 3:3). When Satan approached Eve he told ...

July 12, 2008 | by Riley Nelson | Faith


Asking for help

A few months ago our church entered into a relationship with another church in our state. They became our "mentoring" church. Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula is very large church located about 35 miles northeast of Atlanta. God has blessed their ministry in amazing ways over the last 30 years. And they have chosen to seek to pass those blessings along to other churches.

July 12, 2008 | by Brad Butler | Faith


Wanting to go home

This past week I took a vacation with my wife and two of my grand kids. On the way to our destination I heard time and time again, "When are we going to get there?" After over a week being away I think the kids began to get a little homesick. On the way back I heard over and over again, 'When are we going to get home?"

July 12, 2008 | by Steve Lane | Faith


In times of uncertainties, have faith

Just ask the average Joe on the street about the economy and the future and it won't take long to realize that people are full of uncertainties. We don't know who will be our next president and how it will effect our country and the world as well. We don't know how high gas prices will go or when someone is going to do something about them.

July 06, 2008 | Steve Lane | Faith


Gods way in caring for others (part 2)

"Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" (Matt. 22:36-40). The occasion of the preceding discourse was a time when some of the Pharisees seeing Jesus quiet their adversaries the Sadducees, sought to tempt our Lord. Trying to see just how ...

July 06, 2008 | Riley Nelson | Faith


Try on an attitude of gratitude today

It is the first day of summer. That's not as big of a deal here as it has been in other places I have lived. After all, we have been enjoying summer type weather for a few weeks now. But I have to tell you this. When I lived in Michigan we gave thanks when the first day of summer rolled around. Sometimes we were still wearing light jackets. But we were grateful for the change.

July 06, 2008 | Brad Butler | Faith


Wedding season

The marrying season has arrived. It seems like June is the month for weddings. You may be attending one today. My family is. And we had one last week, too. Neither one was at our church, but rather both were for family members in other places.

June 22, 2008 | | Faith


No matter what happens, we win

From the chatter both nationally as well as locally I perceive that the outlook for our economy is bleak if not depressing. Gas prices have soared to almost $4 per gallon which effects the price of everything else. Housing foreclosures are at an all-time high and for the first time since the great depression have housing and property values dropped nation wide. We are at war in Iraq and Afghanistan with the threat from terrorism lurking at our door from every side. If we look at our situation from strictly a secular and temporary position we could easily get depressed ...

June 22, 2008 | Steve Lane | Faith


The battle continues

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever (1 John 2:15-17).

June 22, 2008 | Riley Nelson | 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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