If the church today is ever going to be an effective agent of change in the world around it, people have got to stop playing musical churches and learn how to be faithful.
SPRINGVILLE -- As I counsel with people, I am finding that nearly everyone feels like they are struggling. Life is not easy. Everyone struggles with something. And it seems that the older we get, the more struggles we encounter. Maybe our children compound our struggles. Maybe our decisions …
Most presidential campaigns have moments of humor, but the campaign of 2016 was tops in every regard! If it weren’t for the seriousness of the task of choosing a Commander-in-Chief, we’d have tuned in every day just for stress relief.
Mephibosheth is us. He was crippled from a fall he suffered as a child, just as we’re crippled by our fall since we’ve all fallen short of God’s plan.
It’s a church that’s older than the state, county and city, and later this month, First Baptist Church Springville will celebrate its 200th anniversary.
I was the new pastor at the church, and a deacon took me to meet a senior saint. She greeted us at the door and said, "I've been wanting to meet the new preacher, and my, you're just a boy!"
Are you content with the house you live in? What about the job you have? The amount of money you make? Do you find yourself always comparing yourself to others, wishing you could trade places with them?
The biblical doctrine of spiritual gifts is refreshing and liberating. It declares every believer is a vital part of the body of Christ, the church, and has a function to perform.
What should a Christian do, what do you think, how do you respond to a leader that maybe you didn’t vote for, and in many ways don’t agree with? How do you, as Jesus commanded, render unto Cesar?
Sadly, many do not have the right understanding of the proper role family (biological and spiritual) should play in the Christian life. Instead, many have (perhaps unknowingly) placed family on a platform above or equal to the worship of God.
Many of us are tormented with “what if’s” in our lives. “What if I’d gone to the doctor sooner?” or “What if I’d not driven that route that day?” or “What if I’d been morally stronger?”
New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church in Pell City has a long list of gospel groups slated for the 2016 End of the Year Gospel Explosion.
While the majority are not, some churches are cancelling their regular scheduled worship services on Christmas day. The phenomenon is growing each year. It has resulted in heated debate in the church and on social media.