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Religion

  • Jesus can provide meaning to life

    Many people feel disappointed with life. They search for fulfilment and satisfaction, only to find emptiness and disappointment. In despair some turn to alcohol, drugs and even suicide.

    Why is all this so? Most of the time it is because they have not found what most want in life - love and acceptance, meaning and purpose. Many bars have "happy hours." If truthful, they would call it "the unhappy hour." Everyone present is not happy. Some are trying to fill a void in their life. Fame, success and money can't satisfy the deep longings in the heart.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Commitment to Christ demands an act of the will

    What does it mean to be committed to Christ?
    Commitment demands a choice. To achieve any goal or purpose requires commitment, whether for good or for evil. Commitment to follow Christ requires a decision of the mind followed by an act of the will.
    Psalm 37:5 says “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Commitment to the Lord manifests itself in obedient trust.

  • 2011 full of lessons, but it's time to move on

    We have just finished an eventful year. There are things we want to discard in the wastebasket, forget and move on into 2011. But there are some things we want to hold on to and make a part of this new year. I want to mention three of those truths.
    God knows you and you are important to God. We may not feel important to God or anyone else. Our lives may not seem to have any purpose. Don’t you think the shepherds on the hillside in Bethlehem may have felt that way? Mary may have felt insignificant before the angel announced to her she was to bear the son of God.

  • Dr. Alveda King to speak in Elizabethtown

    Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak in Elizabethtown Jan. 6. Dr. King is director of the African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, and Gospel of Life Ministries. She is also a Board Member of Georgia Right to Life, former Georgia State Legislator, and a member of many other pro-life organizations. 

    The title of her discourse is “How Can the Dream Survive?”

  • God works in us before he can work through us

    Mark Twain once said, “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.” The reason for that may be the inability to accomplish the same achievements in our lives.

    What a person does may inspire us, but it cannot enable us to do what that person does. Unless the person comes into our lives and shares his skills, we cannot accomplish their deeds. We must have the power inside us to achieve and not just the example on the outside.

  • God’s love is unconditional

    The classified ad in the newspaper read: “Lost: one dog, brown hair with several mange spots. Right leg broken due to auto accident. Rear left hip hurt. Right eye missing. Left ear bitten off in a dog fight. Answers to the name Lucky.”

    Lucky? Sure, the dog was lucky to have an owner who loved it very much. It did not matter about the blind eye and the bad leg. The owner loved it so much that he would seek after the dog and pay someone to find it.

  • Be ready: We don't know when Christ will return

    Many believe that we are living in the last days. There are wars and rumors of wars with news of floods and natural disasters filling our television screens and newspapers. Such things are cited in the Bible as signs of the second coming of Christ.

  • Effort is required for spiritual understanding

    Most of us want spiritual understanding. We want to know more about God’s word. But we aren’t willing to pursue it any further than listening to a few sermons or rushing through 10 minutes of Bible reading. 

    Often our failure to understand God’s word is due to our unwillingness to invest time and energy in persistent, serious Bible study.

    If you really want to understand Scripture, consider following a focused and systematic plan of study.

    Make a commitment to apply to your daily life whatever truth you learn.

  • Effort is required for spiritual understanding

    Most of us want spiritual understanding. We want to know more about God’s word. But we aren’t willing to pursue it any further than listening to a few sermons or rushing through 10 minutes of Bible reading. 

    Often our failure to understand God’s word is due to our unwillingness to invest time and energy in persistent, serious Bible study.

    If you really want to understand Scripture, consider following a focused and systematic plan of study.

    Make a commitment to apply to your daily life whatever truth you learn.

  • Even Job asked ‘why me’

    As we study the book of Job, we find he is a man singled out by God himself as blameless and upright.

    God allowed Satan to attack Job. In one day, Job lost his family and his wealth. Then Satan afflicted Job with agonizing open sores, but Job remained faithful.

    When three of his friends came to visit, Job told them he wished he had died at birth. They tried to convince him he was being punished because of some hidden sin, but Job was clear there was no hidden sin.