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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


A battle is raging

John reveals to all that there is a battle being fought every day. It is a battle that involves everyone on the face of the earth. The world is full of temptations for young and old alike. Today there seems to be less time for the home, family, and God. A struggle goes on to provide and maintain a standard of living, and the proper spiritual nurturing. "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 ...

June 15, 2008 | By Riley Nelson Minister, Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Promise Keepers

A few years ago Promise Keepers was a very active, very popular movement. It is not as strong as it was then, but that's okay. In many ways God used it to make an impact upon the lives of many men. If there are newer and better ways to do that in the future, then He will raise them up, too.

June 15, 2008 | By Brad Butler Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Being saved is about true repentance

Repentance is a word we don't hear very much about in today's Christian environment but it is a word heavily used in scripture. To repent means that we feel sorry for our sins; sorry enough to decide to change our way of living and thinking and sorry enough to turn from following self to following Christ. In other words, it is all about change.

June 15, 2008 | By Steve Lane Pastor, New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


A Memorial Day for Christians

Memorial Day was first observed in this country in 1868 for the purpose of decorating the graves of the American Civil War dead.

June 08, 2008 | Steve Lane | Faith


Remembering the sacrifice

It is Memorial Day weekend. What does that mean to you? The unfortunate thing is that for many it simply means a long weekend where they can slip off to the beach, the lake, the mountains, or somewhere else for a bit of rest and relaxation. And there is nothing inherently wrong with that.

June 08, 2008 | Brad Butler | Faith


The causes of salvation, part 5

Over the past few weeks we have been looking at the "Causes of Salvation." We have noticed that God the Father, Christ the Son, the Holy Spirit, the word of God and faith all are causes of our salvation. Today we will notice another "cause of salvation."

June 08, 2008 | Riley Nelson | Faith


God provides fellowship, bringing people together

Psalms 133 says, "How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!" He's talking about a fellowship that happens between individuals with the absence of strife.

June 01, 2008 | Steve Lane | Faith


Causes of salvation, part 4

Over the past couple of weeks we have been looking at the "Causes of Salvation."

June 01, 2008 | Riley Nelson | Faith


Grateful to have eyes that see the work of God

I had something done recently that has already changed my life in many ways. I had laser eye surgery.

June 01, 2008 | Brad Butler | Faith


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Follow the light to salvation

In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.

December 20, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Give God the gift of you this holiday

Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.

December 19, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Live your life like Christ all the time -- part 1

During this time of year, many people begin to think about Christ. More attention is given to trying to live as he lived - helping others, giving of himself to others.

December 18, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Dealing with gifts of lives' difficulties

We did it - we have finally reached the last month of the year.

December 16, 2014 | By Rev. Ashley Morris Columnist | Faith


Do you know where you are going?

The other day, I glanced up at a sign at a business that read, "We all go somewhere, make sure you get there."

December 13, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't settle for less with the Lord

The day after Thanksgiving, we began our Christmas decorating. It always is my job to get everything down from the attic, put the tree up and put lights on it. My wife does most of the rest. I put a few decorations near the top, including "the topper." Any outside decorations usually are my responsibilities, too.

December 12, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek the crown, preach the gospel -- part 2

Last week, we began studying about the crown God offers to all and how to achieve the goal of receiving the crown.

December 11, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Creation reveals God's existence

All mankind has to do is to look at God's creation and conclude from it that God exists.

December 06, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Life can be ultimate carnival ride

If you are a fan either of the Bulldogs or the Yellow Jackets, you rode that coaster hard last Saturday. In all of my years of watching football (or any other sport), I do not remember a time when a game has swung back and forth like that. Even a basketball game with a one-point difference doesn't feel like that.

December 05, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek the crown, preach the gospel -- part 1

The Gospel message is to be preached to the entire world.

December 04, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Step up and join God's dream team

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." - 1 Peter 2:9

December 02, 2014 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


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