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A time of fasting and prayer

The 40-day Lent season begins Ash Wednesday, which is this Wednesday, and leads up to Easter. During this period, Sundays are not counted because they commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

March 04, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Thank the Lord for the needed rain

As I looked out of my office window one day this week, I saw the rain coming down and my first response was, "Today is going to be a miserable day."

March 03, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Getting ready for the journey

Last Saturday, I did some pretty significant yard work at my home. One of the "tools" that I used throughout the day was my wheelbarrow. I moved rocks and dirt and also transplanted some bushes and flowers to other places in the yard.

March 03, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What plans have been made for those left behind?

Death is a part of life. The writer of Hebrews recorded, "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27).

March 03, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Farmer's love of a pig

There was a farmer who had a pig. He loved this pig and decided to give the pig a better life.

February 25, 2014 | By Pastor Kathleen Ayala | Faith


Trust in the consistency of God

This time of year, we see temperatures fluctuating quite a bit.

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


Continue to grow in your Christian life

Go into any bookstore and ask to be directed to the "self-help aisle," and you will find yourself surrounded by books entitled "(Fill-in-the-blank) for Dummies."

February 24, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


His plan is best course to follow

When it comes to man's salvation, God has the only plan that will work.

February 24, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Sowing, reaping for a better world

In Galatians 6:7 is found one of the key principles in Scripture - that of sowing and reaping.

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


Depend on God's grace

When I wrote this, early in the week, the forecast was, once again, winter weather.

February 18, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God's love should always be on our mind

Every February, love becomes the topic for a few weeks. There is nothing wrong with that idea, though it should be the topic of discussion all the time.

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


Heed mom's advice on what to say

Leave it to a mother's wisdom. Mine said the same thing that yours said: "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything."

February 11, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Are you ready for God?

"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him." - 2 Thessalonians 2:1

February 11, 2014 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


A fan club is worth the commitment

During this past weekend, an estimated 111 million people watched the Super Bowl, a game to decide the National Football League championship.

February 10, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


It matters what we believe of God's way

A common statement made by many is, "It really does not matter what you believe as long as you are sincere in your beliefs." Others tell us that "everyone is going to heaven, so it really does not matter what belief you have."

February 10, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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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


Give thanks for God's goodness

Psalm 107:1 tells us to "Give Thanks to the Lord, for he is good..." During this Thanksgiving season, we have much to be thankful for as a result of the goodness of God.

November 29, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be thankful each day for God's blessings

Today is Thanksgiving Day. For the first time in a few years, my wife and I will be celebrating at home. We have family coming in for dinner, and we are looking forward to a good day.

November 28, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You have to choose for yourself -- part 2

DeleteLast week, we began studying about the choice each person has to make if they want to go to heaven. The thoughts are continued this week.

November 27, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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