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. When asked what the greatest commandments from God were, he answered, in Mark 12, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength," and "Love your neighbor as yourself." The Apostle Paul elevated this idea of love in 1 Corinthians 13 when he went as far ...
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.
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