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There is a standard, part 1

While doing some mission work on the Island of Grenada some years back, I was asked by a gentleman, "Why there are so many different beliefs in the world?" That was and is a good question.

March 30, 2008 | by Riley Nelson | Faith


No to alcohol on Sundays, and every day in between

There has been a lot of debate recently concerning the topic of alcohol, especially the change of the law regarding the selling of it on Sunday in restaurants. I do not see a difference between serving it on Sunday verses on Monday, Tuesday etc.

March 30, 2008 | by Steve Lane | Faith


Is there a God? (part 2)

Last week I posed two questions: Is there a God?, and If so, what is He like?

March 30, 2008 | by Brad Butler | Faith


Know God

There was a little girl busy at work, surrounded by crayons, markers and paper. When her mom asked what she was doing she said, "I'm drawing a picture of God." Her mom replied, "But, sweetheart, no one knows what God looks like." Quickly the little one responded, "That's because I haven't finished my picture yet."

March 23, 2008 | by Brad Butler | Faith


A tribute to Jimmy Burnsed

We read in the scripture where Jesus confronted people and asked them to become His followers and there were some who did. He exemplified what it meant to be obedient to God the Father. His disciples were to do the same as well as follow Him in His mission to bring salvation to the lost.

March 23, 2008 | by Steve Lane | Faith


Are we forgiving servants? (2)

Last week we looked at a parable Jesus used to teach about forgiveness. The unforgiving servant was delivered to the tormentors. Jesus said, "So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses" (Matt. 18:35).

March 23, 2008 | by Riley Nelson | Faith


Reflections after the passing of a good friend

The word came to us last weekend. A good friend, 47-years-old, died of cancer. My wife, Tina, had worked closely with Brenda to start a weekday preschool program in our church in Indiana. Brenda had become director when we moved. We visited the church last June, and Brenda gave Tina a tour of the new preschool facilities. They were both so excited.

March 16, 2008 | by Brad Butler Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Diagnosed with eternal life

This last Saturday evening I ended up going to "Urgent One" with a swollen and very sore throat.

March 16, 2008 | by Steve Lane Pastor, New Beginnings Church | Faith


Are we forgiving servants? (1)

We need 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.

March 16, 2008 | by Riley Nelson Minister, RH Church of Christ | Faith


God always offers second chances

I was only in the house for two or three minutes. But by the time I returned to my back porch flames and smoke were pouring from the grill. The house was never in any danger. But the steaks were ruined. Burned to a crisp. Even the dog looked the other way.

February 21, 2008 | by Brad Butler | Faith


Show respect

Mankind must have the proper disposition toward the word of God.

February 21, 2008 | by Riley Nelson | Faith


Find forgiveness

Sunday evening my wife and I watched a movie titled The Russell Girl. This was a Hallmark movie about a girl who went back to her hometown because she was sick with leukemia.

February 21, 2008 | by Steve Lane | Faith


For sale: A lying mirror

Nobody enjoys privacy more than Yours Truly. I confess I am not a very happy camper when that privacy is compromised in any fashion. Recently, I endured a tremendous trespass on my privacy.

February 21, 2008 | by Rev. James L. Snyder | Faith


Seek comfort from God, part 2

Job stands out as one who, in the face of trials, remained faithful to God. He lost most of his possessions, all his children were killed, his so-called friends tormented them with their ideas of what his problem was, even his wife told him to curse God and die.

February 10, 2008 | Riley Nelson | Faith


He is not silent; we are not listening

Yesterday was my wife's birthday. I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but I do know a few things. I most certainly will not reveal to you her age. And at some point over this weekend I will either take her to dinner, or will cook myself, and I will also give a small gift of some kind. In other words, we will celebrate, but there won't be large amounts of fanfare.

February 10, 2008 | Brad Butler | Faith


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Not knowing what's ahead

I went to a conference last week in Florida and when traveling home on Interstate 95, I noticed some flashing lights to my left in the oncoming lanes.

January 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God can help you change for the better

I'm still getting used to my new computer. It is a Mac as opposed to a PC; those letters mean something to some of you.

January 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Listen to right one for eternal life

Many still believe the lie of Satan today; they fail to see that sin separates man from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). They fail to understand that when they give in to their desires to do wrong things, they - not God - are causing the problem.

January 22, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


One more time around the moutain

At the beginning of a new year, many resolutions are made. If someone could find a way to fine or charge people for broken resolutions, they would quickly become very wealthy.

January 20, 2015 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


Don't have a disappointing destination

Sunday afternoon, I was watching a football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. I'm not a fan of either team; the only reason I was watching it was that it was the playoffs.

January 17, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your mind to honor God

I like books. I dearly love to read. When I was a young boy my mom took me to the local library every week. I checked out all kinds of books - mystery, sports, biography and others.

January 16, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God has spoken to mankind throughout ages

"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds" - Hebrews 1:1-2

January 15, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Plow-burning faith can change the world

"So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with 12 yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. 'Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,' he said, 'and then I will come with you.' 'Go back,' Elijah replied. 'What have I done to you?' So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and ...

January 12, 2015 | By Pastor Alan Darsey Columnist | Faith


How to live a selfless life through God

Mankind, in general, is selfish. We want what we want now, and we think we deserve it.

January 10, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Depend on Jesus to help you change

Have you written your first check yet this year?

January 09, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Like Solomon, go to God's word for wisdom

James wrote, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5).

January 08, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Recent incidents reveal man's sinful nature

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. – Romans 13:1-2 (ESV)

January 05, 2015 | By Bishop Kevin L. Betton Columnist | Faith


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