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His word remains true the way it is

Everything God has done for human kind is for our own good. God gave us a place to live and the ability to live, work and enjoy life. God also has provided for our spiritual well-being so we can know when we is in a right relationship with God.

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


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


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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


We should look back to go forward

I was moved recently after reading an article titled "Down Blige Road" in Richmond Hill Reflections magazine. As "transplanted" African-Americans here in Richmond Hill, it helped us understand and get more insight into the pasts of other African-Americans who lived in, worked in and built this community.

October 10, 2014 | By Craig Butts Special to the News | Faith


Don't wait until 'someday' to follow God

Life is but for a little while. James wrote, "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (James 4:14). What a great reminder of life's brevity, as it can be seen many times during a year.

October 09, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Gardening teaches to lean on God

As I usually do, earlier this year I planted a little vegetable garden. It's not too elaborate, but it gives me something to enjoy and provides us with a variety of wonderfully fresh things to eat.

October 04, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Which way will you go with eternity on line?

Perhaps one of the greatest questions asked by a Bible character was the one asked by Elijah the prophet.

October 02, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Our past life is behind us, thanks to God

A couple of months ago, I went to have surgery. In that process, I had to look at my medical records to make sure they were correct, including medicines I had taken and previous surgeries.

October 02, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane | Faith


Show your pastor love, appreciation

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, that time of year to show pastors just how much they are appreciated.

October 02, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Embrace the diversity God gave us

Fall started this week. Can you feel it in the crisp and cool mornings and evenings?

October 01, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Something God does not want us to love

John reveals to all that there is a battle being fought every day. It is a battle that involves everyone on the face of the Earth.

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


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