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Gadara: The city on a hill

Gadara: The city on a hill

A pastor had an eccentric member who wanted desperately to be a zealous Christian. Unfortunately, the man was mentally deficient and usually said and did the wrong things. While working as a barber the man lathered up a customer for a shave, came at him with the poised razor, and asked, “Are you prepared to […]

Planning ahead is good, but God holds the keys to your future

Planning ahead is good, but God holds the keys to your future

Soon, we will all be staying up until midnight and watching the ball drop in New York. But, why do we celebrate the New Year? According to some sources, the celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays. The date of January 1, however, has no basis in the stars or in […]

Event: White Water Camp open house on October 4

Event: White Water Camp open house on October 4

Booth, AL – The public is invited for an open house and volunteer appreciation celebration at White Water Camp located at 2274 Highway 82 West in Booth, Alabama. Tours of the campgrounds, including the new John Rawlinson Conference Center will begin at 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 4, followed by services at 7:00 that night […]

Christians should return to the Garden

Christians should return to the Garden

When I see someone in church experiencing God’s grace and mercy and presence, I am thrilled. When I see that same person turn his or her back on God and return to a sinful lifestyle, I am shocked. How could someone who has known Jesus ever leave him? How could someone who has experienced His […]

Tithing doesn’t have to be monetary

Tithing doesn’t have to be monetary

“Let each one give as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful giver whose heart is in his giving.” 2 Corinthians […]

Should Christians believe in ghosts?

Should Christians believe in ghosts?

Ask yourself this question. Am I superstitious? Do I avoid black cats? Do I walk around ladders? Do I have a problem with putting a 13th floor on a high rise? Well, the truth is, many people are superstitious today. Obviously, architects recognize that fact when they omit that particular floor number on buildings and […]

To God we are all equal

To God we are all equal

I remember the pain of growing up. If you looked up “awkward” in the dictionary, my picture was there. My older siblings were always involved with everything. My sister was class president and head cheerleader, and my brother was the star athlete. Both were popular kids. I was not sure what I was. It seems […]

Church is rich in history

Church is rich in history

Montgomery – St. John’s, the oldest Episcopal Church in Montgomery, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 24, 1975. It was organized in 1834 by a small group of pioneer settlers. St. John’s has the distinction of being the first brick church in the city, and in 1837 it moved into […]

Pastor preaches to busy intersection

Pastor preaches to busy intersection

Prattville – Amidst the holiday hustle and bustle and sounds of the cars whizzing by, one could hear a man preaching to the masses; that is, if you were within hearing distance Saturday at the corner of Main and Memorial in front of Walgreen’s. Pastor Michael Matheny and four of his parishioners from Autauga Heights […]

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