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Save a place in your heart for God

The Bible tells us that God is a jealous God: "For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: (Exodus 34:14).

July 19, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Interim pastor happy to help transition

One of the largest churches in Liberty County, First Baptist Church of Hinesville, recently underwent a change in leadership.

July 18, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


There is a king in you

"For every time that You protected me when I did not know Your name, Lord, I say thank you. How You loved me and cared for me when I didn't return the same, I say thank you."

July 18, 2011 | By Pastor Denise Williams Columnist | Faith


Pastor follows in father's footsteps

The Rev. Tommy Ray, pastor of Poplar Head Baptist Church in Long County, is following in his father's footsteps. His father was the pastor for more than 30 years at the same church Ray now leads.

July 11, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Do you have the hook-up?

I recently returned to my hometown of Pine Bluff, Ark., which is about 45 minutes south of Little Rock, Ark., and has a population of more than 55,000 people. I spent a whole week enjoying the old neighborhood, relaxing with family and gazing in amazement at how things have changed.

July 11, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Obey God to fulfill you purpose

I am not a huge fan of the computer. Oh, I am well aware that they have made our lives better in many ways. I am grateful for the ways they make my life easier. I can send pictures to my dad at no cost. I can order stuff online. I can correct spelling and grammar mistakes easily and quickly.

July 11, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Is guilt going unpunished

This week a lot of people were glued to the TV screen or the internet or were listening to the radio awaiting the verdict of the Casey Anthony trial.

July 11, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


We need to know all the facts

Some recent court cases have been decided in a way that many people thought was wrong. Right or wrong, I could not say because I do not have all the facts. Without all the facts, it is impossible to come to the right conclusion.

July 11, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Be thankful we live in land of free

For Americans, the Fourth of July is a time to look back - and look up. On Independence Day, we take a break from our busy schedules to appreciate the blessings of freedom and liberty - the noble values upon which our nation was built. We look back with gratitude at our founding fathers' vision. We appreciate the courage of those who have protected our freedoms.

July 05, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God uses ordinary to do extraordinary

When God uses ordinary people beyond what is usual, ordinary or regular, He establishes the extraordinary. People do not usually think they are noteworthy, remarkable or exceptional in character. Outside of occasionally having a special, often temporary, task or responsibility, we may not address the possibility of being extraordinary. But there are "gifted" people among us. We celebrate their accomplishments with enthusiasm and amazement. What we may not consider is that God depends on ordinary people. The Bible shows us that ordinary people are chosen by God for phenomenal and special service.

July 05, 2011 | By Rev. Kathleen Ayala Columnist | Faith


Choose what matters most

When I was 16 years old, I had my dad drop me off at a lake to go fishing on his way to a church board meeting. This 30-acre private lake sat about a half of a mile off the road.

July 05, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Sing to the Lord with all your might

I have to admit that I love to sing. I sing along with the radio in the car. I sing in the shower. I sing as I work. (I'm not a good whistler, so I can't follow the advice of the Seven Dwarfs).

July 05, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God lets us decide; are we deciding right?

God made man a free moral agent: "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:15).

July 05, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God has purpose for all of us

In the book of Psalms we are told that God has a purpose for each one of us.

June 29, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


How to be pleasing to God, part 3

In the preceding weeks, we have talked about pleasing God. Last week, we saw that if we really want to please God, we must understand that Christ is a part of God's plan and must be followed. As we think more about that, there are a few more things we need to know about Christ.

June 29, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Let God help you handle the sin in your life

As I write this column, I am sitting in the waiting room of a car dealer. My wife's car was recalled, and the work is being done to fix the issue.

October 31, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


How to live a Christian life, part 2

Last week, it was shown that Christians are to "seek those things above" (Colossians 3:1). Why should the Christian seek to do these things?

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


Help pastors keep pressing on

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and I encourage everyone reading this article to spread the word to say "thanks" to a pastor.

October 28, 2014 | By Pastor K.E. Brown Columnist | Faith


RH congregation reconnects to roots

New Covenant Presbyterian Church, led by Pastor Nick Batzig, reconnected with its roots by having a service at the historical Midway Congregational Church on Oct. 19.

October 26, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Faith


Holding onto marriage for a lifetime

The Scripture says about marriage, "What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."

October 25, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The true meaning of Revelation

One of the most fascinating books in the Bible is Revelation. Many books have been written and movies produced in attempts to better understand the end times.

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


How to live a Christian life, part 1

How does one live the Christian life?

October 23, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Actions speak louder than words

The other day, I was watching the news when a political ad featuring the politician came across my TV screen. He told what he believed and what he would do if elected. Immediately, I thought, "I wonder if his past voting record in politics mirrored what he was saying."

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


Everyone can be adopted in God's family

The world is full of people wanting to know, "What is in it for me?" This attitude keeps many from ever checking out God's word and obeying the Gospel. They see no benefit coming their way, so why bother with religion?

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


What is in it for me? Eternal life with Father

The world is full of people wanting to know, "What is in it for me?" This attitude keeps many from ever checking out God's word and obeying the Gospel. They see no benefit coming their way, so why bother with religion?

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


What do we really need to fear?

Recently, there has been quite a bit of fear concerning the confirmed Ebola case on U.S. soil.

October 11, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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