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Parenting isn't easy; it's required

Let me begin by quoting Proverbs 22:6: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."

March 15, 2010 | By Rev. Alvin Jackson Special to the News | Faith


God remembers you

Well, tonight is not one of my favorite times of the year. No, tonight we "spring forward." That is, we move our clocks ahead one hour so that we can enjoy daylight savings time for the next few months. I have to admit that in enjoy the sun being out later as we move through the summer. But oh how I hate to lose that hour of sleep tonight. And as a pastor I know that it will have an impact on church attendance. No matter how many reminders we get, someone will forget to move their clocks. Every year ...

March 15, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Who is this Jesus?

I have a habit of reading bumper stickers; some of which I like, some that I think are distasteful, and some which I just don't get.

August 10, 2008 | Steve Lane | Faith


Contradictions

I am often amazed and amused by those who say that the Bible "contradicts" itself.

August 10, 2008 | Brad Butler | Faith


Follow the rules

Can you imagine how any of the Olympic games would be played if there was not a rule book? Every team or player would be able to do whatever they wanted to win. Chaos would prevail rather than order. Fairness would be a thing of the past. Therefore, all 35 sports and close to 400 events are governed by rules.

August 10, 2008 | Riley Nelson | Faith


Respecting God's property

A week or so ago my grandson, Zion, was trying to catch butterflies while they were landing on the flowers in front of the house. My wife said to him, "Quit trying to catch my butterflies!" His response was kind of funny but full of truth when he said, "Nana, those butterflies aren't yours, they belong to God."

August 03, 2008 | | Faith


Faith in the face of fear

Last Sunday in Catholic Churches and in many Protestant Churches that follow the Common Lectionary, we heard from the Gospel of Mark the story about Jesus calming the storm while his disciples showed great fear in the midst of the storm.

August 03, 2008 | | Faith


Love your family

When my sons were quite young (six and two), we moved to the upper Midwest.

August 03, 2008 | | Faith


Run a Christian race

In order to "run" in the Christian race, you must be on the team, in other words you must be a Christian. There are many people who posses Christian qualities in their life, but they have never obeyed all the rules set forth by God. They feel that they are "Christians" but their feelings do not make it so. It is like the athlete who tries out for the Olympics, but fails to meet the qualifications set forth by the Olympic Committee. He or she may feel that they are and Olympic Athlete, but they will not be able to ...

August 03, 2008 | | Faith


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


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Do you want to follow God or follow idols?

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Against such, there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another" (Galatians 5:13-25).

August 19, 2014 | Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Jesus is the way to prepare for the end

In a lot of movies, the words "The End" appear after the last scene, signifying that the movie is over.

August 19, 2014 | Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Talk with, listen to the Father

One of the leading causes of divorce (or any other disagreement or estrangement) is the lack of communication.

August 18, 2014 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


We must be forgiving servants in obeying God

Mankind needs to thank God for the fact that Jesus came to Earth, died at Calvary and rose again the third day. Without the blood of Christ, no man could be saved from sin. The debt of sin is too great for man to repay, but Christ paid the debt for all men.

August 12, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pray for the persecuted to be strong

The Apostle Paul was the greatest missionary to walk the earth, but always was having to deal with persecution.

August 12, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your gifts to help the church, glorify God

On Sunday evenings in recent weeks, I have been teaching on the topic of spiritual gifts at my church. I believe it is one of the most important topics facing the church today.

August 11, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


The greatest decision you will ever make

God has done many things to provide for man's eternal resting place.

August 05, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What are your expectations of Jesus?

When Jesus came to Earth over 2,000 years ago, people had different expectations of him - if, indeed, he was who he said he was, the Messiah.

August 05, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Do maintenance every day as part of Christian life

A little over eight years ago, my wife and I built our first house together. Over the past couple of years, we have been repainting the interior walls and have replaced carpeting, and now are replacing door jambs and repainting exterior doors.

August 04, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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