The idea that everyone will be saved is a comforting thought but is not the truth, according to God's word. As we noticed previously, God wants everyone to be saved, but He will not force us to obey him.
When some people take a shower they sing, while others use this time to relax and get their thoughts together. And there are some who just want to get in and out and get it over with.
Pastor Katrina Deason and members of Liberty Prayer Chapel in Hinesville have a lot to celebrate. After eight years, the church has seen many goals come to fruition, and Liberty Prayer Chapel is impacting the community.
The Apostle Paul in his first letter to Timothy said, "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:3, 4).
The topic of love is one that is sure to draw attention. Just listen to any radio station and you will hear many songs about love – "Just an Old-Fashioned Love Song," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "What's Love Got to Do With It?" The list goes on, and on it goes.
This summer my wife and I went on a vacation that included traveling around 2,500 miles.
Excitement is in the air at Ludowici Church of God. Friends and congregants are grateful for their new pastor, the Rev. David A. Holton.
Over the years, I have encountered many who walk around with unforgiving hearts. In fact, you would be surprised at the number of people who harbor ill feelings toward others and refuse to extend forgiveness. There are family members, friends, coworkers and even Christian brothers and sisters who avoid speaking to one another for years because of a silly incident.
Global missionary Johanna Long is visiting First Baptist Church in Hinesville this weekend and she said she's excited to share stories of her international adventures and work with the children of Central Africa.
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.
The apostle Peter wrote, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby" (I Peter 2:2).
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.
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.
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.
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."
In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.
Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.
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.
We did it - we have finally reached the last month of the year.
The other day, I glanced up at a sign at a business that read, "We all go somewhere, make sure you get there."
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.
Last week, we began studying about the crown God offers to all and how to achieve the goal of receiving the crown.
All mankind has to do is to look at God's creation and conclude from it that God exists.
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.
The Gospel message is to be preached to the entire world.
"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
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