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God will stay with us through any changes

One year ago this week, life changed.

July 01, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


When life gets tough, God will be there for believers

Everyone gets discouraged from time to time. Life can be tough, and it would be easy to give up. If a person believes in God, they will have a better outlook when those times come.

June 30, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Going the right way with Jesus

I am writing this from the beautiful state of Wyoming. The good news is that there is little traffic, but the bad news is that many state and county roads are not well-marked.

June 30, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Discover, learn God’s word for yourself and be happy

(Editor's note: This is part two of a two-part series.)

June 25, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Commitment great; rewards are greater

The great Apostle Paul speaks, in the seventh chapter of 1 Corinthians, by permission on the subject of marriage.

June 24, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Larry S. Murray Columnist | Faith


Lean on the Lord in tough times

As I watched the NBA Finals the other night, I saw a lot of disappointment on the faces of players, coaches and fans. I'm confident there were fans who couldn't sleep because of the outcome.

June 24, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Praise God for all that is around us

I just spent five days in the north Georgia mountains. What a beautiful place!

June 23, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Remember to appreciate God's creation

The Bible begins by saying, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth." Have you ever taken the time to look and appreciate the things God has created?

June 18, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Keep the faith, fathers and serve God

Sunday is Father's Day. I will not get to see my dad, but I certainly will call him.

June 17, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Accept the love of the Father

Contrary to popular belief, there are some good earthly fathers in the world today.

June 17, 2014 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


Put trust in God, not things of Earth

When one learns to trust in God, this life is easier to live.

June 16, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Save yourself by stop living in denial

The other day, I received an email dealing with the issues of why most churches in America are not growing. It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of churches either have stopped growing or have declined in average attendance.

June 09, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your talents to serve God

By the time you read this, vacation Bible school 2014 at First Baptist of Pembroke will be history. I'm already tired as I write, and I'm sure I will be fully exhausted by the end of the week.

June 09, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Get to heart of the matter for the Lord

Solomon wrote, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). If the heart of an individual is chained to the things of the world, then he is worldly.

June 09, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Everyone has equal access to God

Before the Memorial Day observance the other day at the local city park, some locals were talking about rain, since that day's forecast had called for it. Someone jokingly stated that it was part of my responsibility to make sure that it waited to come until the event was finished since I had the connection with God, who controls the weather.

June 02, 2014 | Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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What happens when things go well?

Whether we're talking about the children of Israel during biblical times or present-day Christianity, mankind has a tendency to have problems when things always go well.

August 27, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Your gifts come from God

Last week, our church elected three young men to serve as deacons within our congregation.

August 26, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Believe in God to achieve greatest win

In all wars, victory is the ultimate goal.

August 25, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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


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