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By Rebekah Hurst Life would be so wonderful without challenges and obstacles, setbacks and suffering; but alas, we live in a fallen world. Sorrows come when we love others so deeply that their pain and sufferings dwell within us as well, on top of any personal struggles that need attention. …

Did you know that there is irrefutable proof that Jesus did indeed rise from the dead? First of all, the death of Jesus is undisputable. Both the Bible and historical texts record a flogging, beating, and crucifixion that no person could possibly survive. Even the enemies of Christ—those for…

Noah’s Fork Baptist Church dominated the Manchester area church softball league this summer and took home the championship trophy Thursday, Aug. 27. Games were played at Dave King Park. -Photo by Nancy Brown

By Roger Campbell Yielding to temptation can be costly. A moment of weakness may bring years of regret. It is dangerous to take temptation lightly. Moses led his people out of their slavery in Egypt to freedom. He endured their complaining and criticism of his leadership and prayed for them …

 Last week I shared urgent words and warnings from highly respected Christian leaders who encouraging a course of civil disobedience in the event that the Supreme Court soon moves to legalize same-sex marriage.

Like you, I have read the Christmas story many times. I can almost quote it in the Old English of my grandmothers King James Bible. Joseph, Mary, Jesus, the wise men, the shepherds, and the star form a nativity scene in my mind as I recall the verses from the second chapter of Luke’s Gospel.…

 Several years back I attended a silly little party with a bunch of ladies who got together to watch the Miss America pageant. One of the contestants explained that the way she chose her evening gown was based upon what dress she would one day be able to proudly look back upon and show her s…

Christmas lights are getting out of hand. I enjoy looking at Christmas lights as much as anyone, but Americans can turn anything into a competition. ABC television is airing a series this month called “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” Twenty families compete to see who can decorate their ho…

Today’s mailbag question comes from an anonymous emailer who asks how it is possible to love our enemies as Jesus commands in Matthew 5:43-48. To understand how it’s possible to actually love one’s enemy, it’s important to understand that what the Bible considers love and what most Americans…

“Everything happens for a reason.” We’ve all heard those words, haven’t we? They’re what someone is almost guaranteed to say when another person shares some painful, awful, heart-breaking experience with a group of people. Someone will almost always say, “Everything happens for a reason.” It…