"No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why."
Volunteers for the Christian Love Pantry were recognized for their hard work and service to the community at a special appreciation luncheon this week.
Our churches are flailing. Clever gimmicks, marketing schemes and entertainment that feed the appetites of carnal men are fast-replacing the pure exposition of Scripture. But “If it takes a circus to reach them, it takes a circus to keep them.”
They are 8,000 miles from home, but none of the 22 Ugandan orphan children are homesick. The smiles on their faces let people know they are excited about being in the United States and excited about sharing Jesus through song and prayer.
When believers have a religious or spiritual concern, they don’t call the police or the fire department. They want to be able to call their pastor and get an answer, or a word of wisdom, or at least an ear to listen.
The Rushing Springs District Missionary Baptist Association will soon have a new worship center with help from fellow Baptist organization, the Coosa River Baptist Association.
It's true we all remember the words of others. Sometimes they used words of affirmation that made us feel better about ourselves, and sometimes they spoke thoughtless words that made us feel degraded.
We all want to walk away from church feeling good about how great of a person we are. However, when measured against the Bible, this way of thinking is dead wrong.
Wise people listen to one another and learn from one another. And when confronted with the facts, they change their mind and their actions to correspond with the truth.
Sherri Burgess, author of the book, “Bronner,” is the guest speaker for the 2016 Women’s Conference at Cropwell Baptist Church.
Chris Crain said being the new director of missions for St. Clair Baptist gives him the opportunity to use his experience and background to support and encourage 66 churches in missions.
Most of us have been in similar situations and know the body language of anger. Our face flushes, our jaws tighten, our eyes become narrow slits and often our voices are raised an octave or two. Anger is normal and natural.
Many church members cannot distinguish between the pure gospel and false teaching. How does God feel about all of this? I doubt He’s pleased! How do we fix it?
Billy Graham's "Decision" magazine asked journalism students to re-write a simple sentence: "Jesus came into my heart and changed my life." One student wrote ...
Forgiveness isn’t about being a weak pushover. Forgiveness is about reclaiming a position of strength and regaining control over your pain. It’s about choosing to allow your wounds to heal.
Members describe the group as non-denominational. The class has had regular four teachers in a seven-decade span, and often invites guest speakers to the fellowship service.
Christians go to school, too, for the New Testament calls us “disciples.” This word has two meanings: to follow and to learn. As someone noted, the followers of Christ are branded on their ears and feet, for we hear his voice and we follow him.
The Democrats would have you believe that Clinton falls asleep listening to the National Anthem, and all she wants is to give everyone a hug. The Republicans would have you believe that Trump is going to do America the favor of riding in on a white horse to rescue this country from all that ails us. The truth is, as usual, somewhere in the murky middle, lost in political ads and talking heads ...
By the grace of God we're Americans living in a land of plenty. The Global Village at Habitat for Humanity's International Headquarters in Americus, Ga., has actual housing from the third world -- housing we wouldn't use for our dogs or lawnmowers in America. We are all wealthy.
Judah's "ace in the hole" was Solomon's temple in Jerusalem. They reasoned that they were invulnerable since God lived there. The prophet Jeremiah taught that religion is more than a building.
Authority brings “law and order” to those subjecting themselves to that authority. And, the authority bears the sword as a “minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.”
Everyone won’t get it, but for those of us who are believers, those of us who have been forgiven, we know that forgiveness must be a part of the solution.