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Make the commitment to live for the ones you love

Well, school is fully in session again. It's hard to believe, isn't it? The buses are running, the teachers and students are excited, and "the three R's" are being taught and learned at a record pace.

August 16, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God's word is necessary for spiritual growth

The apostle Peter wrote, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby" (I Peter 2:2).

August 16, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pastor busy fishing for souls

Earl D. Williams, pastor of Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway, loves to fish, but seldom has the time to enjoy his hobby. He said he's too busy fishing for souls.

August 16, 2010 | By Edith Anderson | Faith


Church, where are you?

Growing up in church has given me a unique perspective on walking the Christian walk. I've had opportunities to share the room with gifted men and women of God. Generally, as pastors and parishioners, we're able to quote scripture dealing with the "fruits of the spirit" - love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, faith, etc. However, we all know that quoting scripture and actually practicing what you preach are two separate things.

August 16, 2010 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Men should learn to trust in God

The prophet Isaiah was sent to the people of Israel to try and get them to turn back to God, putting all their trust in Him.

August 09, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Christians are ambassadors of God's hope

In 1 Peter 3:15, Christians are told to "always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have."

August 09, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be part of what the Lord is doing

Okay, I have to admit it. I love baseball. I know that many in the younger generation are bored by the game. But I find it fascinating.

August 09, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Church celebrates ministries for a week

During the week of Aug. 9-14, First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hinesville will celebrate its ministry anniversaries at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Victor Couzens Sr., of the Inspirational Baptist Church in Cincinnati, will speak Monday through Friday. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, the Rev. William Miller, of New Fellowship Baptist Church in Glennville, will speak.

August 09, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Balance life's ups and downs

Another day up, another day down. Let's look at life one day at a time. Yes, we all have a calendar full of appointments and events. But we must slow down and thank God for letting us live one day at a time. We won't live forever, so it's important to be grateful for every hour and every day.

August 09, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


First step in preparing for Heaven is believing in Heaven

I will never forget the day for as long as I live. I was sitting on the living room sofa in my home in Warren, Mich., listening to my sister on the phone from Atlanta.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Does God get as much as He gives?

Despite what some may believe and even try and teach, God is a loving God.

August 02, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Take time to smell the lilies of the field

The other day I was walking around the house and just happened to notice out of the corner of my eye a lily that had just bloomed.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Students, remember summer spiritual lessons

School starts this week and parents in the area are busy shopping and making sure their children have everything they need for the first day of the new academic year. Teachers are returning from vacations, putting together lesson plans and setting up their classrooms. Children are excited about new schools, new uniforms and new friends. Many are bored with summer and look forward to this day. Yes, it's back-to-school time. Children are rested and ready to return with clean slates and high expectations.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Richard Hayes | Faith


When you feel alone, some One really cares

Peter wrote, "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you" (1 Peter 5:7). In order to be able to have the faith to trust God with our cares we must keep our faith strong.

July 26, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Progress is always possible with help from the Lord

"Man, it's hot!"

July 26, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | 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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