Religion

Grayson Riggins throwing the wet sponges at his opponents. First Baptist Church Submerged Themselves in God’s Word at VBS
The First Baptist Church held their VBS last week with the theme being “Submerged.” The children went on an adventure like no other, deep within...

LEARN THE WORD OF GOD
Some of us hear the minister or pastor read it on Sunday morning, some of us read it for ourselves and some of us never read it. What am I talking about? It’s the word of...
Fathers, The Hour Has Come
  For centuries Christians and non-Christians alike were in perfect agreement about the importance of fathers to the well-being of families, neighborhoods, communities,...
The Christian Experience
I can remember 75 years ago, when I was sixteen, that many people understood that there was an experience that people had, that changed them from a life of sin and gave...
LEARN THE WORD OF GOD
Some of us hear the minister or pastor read it on Sunday morning, some of us read it for ourselves and some of us never read it. What am I talking about? It’s the word of...
“Puppy Play”
Just when you thought you’d seen it all. Puppy play. Pictures of cuddly little puppies fetching a ball, toting one of your shoes across the floor or playing tug-of-war...
Christian Fellowship
  Church members have a lot of misconceptions about Christian fellowship and Christian unity.   The New Testament speaks much of being of one accord and being in unity. ...
Memorial Day Remembrances
The Civil War, our bloodiest war, gave birth to holidays honoring those who gave there all for their country. In 1868, the United States set aside May 30th to remember...
“Shaka, Shaka”
It basically means “to chill out” or “hang loose.” Such was the definition given to me for “Shaka, Shaka” when I visited Hawaii in 1989 on our way to our mission...
Proper Response to a Sermon
Firsts in the Scripture ought to capture our attention. We should pay close attention to those things occurring first in the Biblical record. Acts 2 records the first...
To Those Who Have Been Trying to Believe
How often during my many years of ministry have I heard a supposed Christian say, “Brother, I am trying to believe God; I know I am supposed to believe him, and I want to...
“Never Forget”
Memorial Day. For some, it’s the start of the summer vacation. Picnics. Barbeques. Family get-togethers. Boating. Baseball games, etc. But, to all true American...
“Faith, It’s So Very Simple”
I heard a story once that comes to mind again, as I prayed for a sermon for the newspaper. It so vividly sets forth the childlike faith that the Lord requires of us. A...
Free Speech
Living in a free society with the ability to speak and write freely about our opinions and beliefs is a precious thing. Couple that with living in an age when virtually...
“No Reserves! No Retreat! No Regrets!”
We’d do well to adopt these as our own. Born into a millionaire’s home in Chicago on November 1, 1887, William Borden’s family expected him to take over their national...