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Don't spare the rod

This cooler air moving in reminded me of a time when as a young boy I learned a valuable lesson.

November 01, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God is infinite in power, love, justice

What a spectacle of God's power must have been shown during the days of creation – the shifting of the land masses, the forming of the seas and water ways, the great lights set to rule day and night to control the seasons and the years as the great designer made a world that was ready for man to inhabit; the plant and animal life formed and given to man to have dominion over them (Gen. 1:28, 29).

November 01, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Find purpose and peace in the Lord

We have had some rather extreme weather in this calendar year. Back in the winter it rained and rained, and then rained some more. Then during the summer the heat was absolutely intense, and we had long periods where there was no rain.

November 01, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Lets understand what we're celebrating

"O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?" - Galatians 3:1

November 01, 2010 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Churches offer alternatives to Halloween

Today we celebrate Halloween. Although the day and date of some holidays may change, Halloween is always on October 31.

November 01, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Are you following God's plan to salvation

Have you ever noticed that even in our Lord's life, men were following the words of men and not those of God?

October 25, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God is still in healing business

At the beginning of this summer, I got a call from my sister concerning my favorite uncle who lives in Indiana. He had been battling cancer and had taken several chemotherapy treatments.

October 25, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be content with all God has given

Only 62 more shopping days until Christmas! Can you believe it? Do you have your list made yet?

October 25, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Deacon eases clery members' pain

Miguel Ayala appreciates clergy members and he understands the inherent stress and difficulties many ministers encounter while performing their duties.

October 25, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Christians are salt of the earth

I am excited about the role of Christians in today's world.

October 25, 2010 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Never quit trying to live Christian life

The apostle Paul wrote, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 3:13,14).

October 18, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Golden Rule can be a powerful thing

There used to be a thing called "telephone etiquette" in our society. It seems no longer to exist.

October 18, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God deserves prompt obedience

The other day my son and I were out in the boat fishing near St. Catherines Sound. We had taken along some frozen shrimp I had caught in a net earlier this month, and since I didn't want them to spoil I decided I needed to get rid of them.

October 18, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


You can overcome harsh words

The Bible says, in Proverbs 18:21, "the power of life and death is in the tongue." I can remember being told, as a little boy in the third grade, that I wouldn't be able to accomplish much. I was an African-American child living in the deep South. I had six siblings and a public education that ranked amongst the worst in the country. We drove around in an old station wagon. My family was poor financially, but rich spiritually and, as I grew older, I found out that I was not alone.

October 18, 2010 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Minister turns life around, helps others

The Rev. Johnny Fleming has only been in the ministry a short time, but he is certainly intent on spreading the word of God.

October 11, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | 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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