Prayer is a privilege that belongs to all — it is not reserved for the saints alone. It belongs to the weary, defeated and dejected humanity. The Father-Son relationship that Jesus expressed so clearly through his teachings and his life gives us insight into the true nature of God.
There are two very memorable scenes in the life of Jesus that are depicted in stained glass or other art forms. One pictures Jesus standing patiently by the closed door waiting for an invitation to enter. The other is a vivid picture of the good Shepherd searching for or rescuing the sheep that strayed from the fold.
Are there things that need to be changed in your life? If the answer to this question is yes, then you ought to take them to Jesus.
An eating disorder can be a serious psychological problem and having something as simple as support while experiencing empathy can make a difference.
George MacDonald said to the men of his generation — “You are like little children playing in the gutter, searching for things. Behind you is a palace, and in it sits your father, the King. You won’t listen. You won’t even turn around and look. I don’t care what you find, shillings, vegetables, pennies. You can’t be happy.”
Sean Kilpatrick’s dreamed of being a pastor for the first time when he was just 9 years old, and now he’s leading Chapel Hill United Methodist Church’s congregation.
If I were an atheist, I would be living in a dungeon of despair. To see the mounting storms around us would drive me to hopelessness. To believe that our only hope of survival is found in human strength is frightening. When you remove God from the scene, the shades of an endless night fall around us.
During my ministry, I talked to literally thousands of people about their relationship to God and his church. Most of them were quick to admit that they would like to live closer to God, but when I mentioned the demands of the Christian life, I could see a look of disappointment spread across their faces.
I know there is bad news. There always has been — but the greatest news I know has to do with the Advent Season and the life of this man whose birth we celebrate, and finally his death and resurrection. Beyond that, I do not know of any lasting or eternal good news.
A semi-finalist on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” will deliver the message at Rome First United Methodist Church for both the 9 and 11 a.m. services Sunday.
Giving gifts is a big part of Christmas. This was central in the First Christmas. No one has ever expressed this idea more beautifully than the writer of John’s Gospel, when he wrote, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son ...”
For 10 years now, churches across Floyd County have come together at First Christian Church of Rome on Tuesdays to share fellowship and love, all wrapped up in a simple plastic bag.
While some folks will be ringing in the New Year with champagne toasts and resolutions of promises to keep, several local churches will be bringing it in with services of prayer, reflection and rededication.
We are beginning a New Year soon, and it’s up to you whether or not you want a new life! Someone said to me recently that the holiday season ought to be designated as the football weeks, because we’ve seen so many football games and we will continue to do so for the next few weeks.
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1645 Cartersville Highway, will have a Christmas Eve service Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 706-346-3400.
One cold windy day I was walking down the street and could not help but hear the two sad looking boys in front of me talking. Their stringy hair was blowing in the wind. One said, as he pulled his coat collar up around his neck, “I almost froze to death last night.” The other replied, “I’ve been thinking, we can always go home, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do.” The first boy answered with enthusiasm, “That’s a good idea! Let’s go!” With a hurried pace, they turned the corner and headed toward the bus station.
To Phillip Fischer, the word “church” can have a negative connotation, which is why he plans to open the Unity Center for Practical Christianity.
Life Church is doing its holiday giving a little differently this year.
Allowing religious groups the option to meet where they wish, while still allowing downtown business owners to take advantage of alcohol sales, is the thought behind Rome’s ordinances.
For the sixth and final year that Rome will host the NAIA Football National Championship Game, the city will roll out the welcome mat for two teams that have never been here.
I never will forget that Christmas I wanted a bicycle. For several weeks that was all I had asked Santa to bring me. My mother was sick. I didn’t realize it until years later, but she stayed by the door of death for several days.