Get to know Jesus before it’s too late

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:29 ESV)  More...

If half would move in obedience

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. More...

Some notions about a strong word

Today’s article will start a bit differently. I’d like to begin by quoting Proverbs 26:4-5 in three different translations. Take note of the subtle differences found in each.  More...

In conflict and in controversy

And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” (Mark 9:33 ESV)  How was conflict or controversy handled in your home? More...

When few words equal big action

When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. (Ecclesiastes 5:4 ESV)  Vows are a big deal. More...

Make peace with God and man

LIGHT STEPS

For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. More...

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

St. Mark’s Episcopal CHURCH, 422 N. Main St., will host a seven-part series for the community, The Way of Love: Spiritual Practices for Jesus-Centered Living, on Sunday afternoons, 3-4:15 p.m. Programs are scheduled for Oct. 7, 14, 21 and Nov. 4. More...

Let’s exercise our spiritual muscles

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the spirit. More...

Roxboro Baptist hosts collection drive

Roxboro Baptist Church will host a collection drive for victims of Hurricane Florence Sept. 28-30 at the church, 202 S. More...

Some notions about a strong word

How great are your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep! More...

Are you willing to take an honest look?

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. More...

How can we accept spiritual gifts?

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. More...

Dual Recovery meetings start Sept. 13

Weekly Dual Recovery Anonymous meetings will be held at the Christian Help Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, Sept. 13.  An open house will precede the Sept. 13 meeting at 2:30 p.m.  More...

If you are asking for real, I want to answer for real

Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others. More...

Getting ready for tomorrow

A DIFFERENT VIEW

OLD TESTAMENT: “Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.” Job 8:7  NEW TESTAMENT: “God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much m More...

Getting out of God’s way

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, More...

How to answer worldliness

If you want to stay on the course of godliness and not get caught in the traps of the world, here’s a word for you.Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, ‘Come and let us meet together at Hakkephirim in the plain of Ono.’ But they More...

Inspirations to perform Friday

Antioch Baptist Church is planning a special concert 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, when the Inspirations will perform at the church.  More...

It’s more than a feeling

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. More...

Financial planning course offered

Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” starts Sept. at Theresa Baptist Church.  More...

The power to save belongs to God, not to people

We’ll never make it right, but it can be made right  When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with More...

We must be intentional

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. More...

Choose a constructive life

OLD TESTAMENT: “ …, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; ” Isaiah 61:3  NEW TESTAMENT: “Destruction and misery are in their ways:” Roma More...

Church news, announcements due by Wednesday

To publish church news in The Courier-Times Saturday's Faith and Worship page:  • Put the news items or announcement in writing. More...

Take a hard look at the waymarkers in your life

When Israel was taken into captivity, the Prophet Jeremiah said, “Set up road markers for yourself; make yourself guideposts; consider well the highway, the road by which you went. More...

Our part in the resurrection

This is he who came by water and blood – Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. More...

Can we examine our own motives?

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. More...

How to answer the temptation of worldliness

LIGHT STE PS

Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, ‘Come and let us meet together at Hakkephirim in the plain of Ono.’ But they intended to do me harm. And I sent messengers to them, saying, ‘I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. More...

Usher Ministry honors

The Usher Ministry of New Ephesus Baptist Church, located at 375 Ephesus Church Road, Semora, celebrated its anniversary June 3. More...

God is the real difference-maker

And what more shall I say? More...

We are truly blessed people

OLD TESTAMENT: “Trust in the LORD, and do good; … Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalm 37:3- 4   More...

Jesus can see behind the curtains we put up

But I know your sitting down and your going out and coming in, and your raging against me. More...

Father’s Day service Sunday at Compassionate Ministries

Compassionate Ministries of Roxboro will host a Father’s Day service this Sunday.  The guest speaker will be Pastor Langston Logan. of Lawson Chapel Baptist Church. He will be joined by members of the congregation from that church. More...

In God, there are greater things to behold

Let me share here the same verse in a couple different ways: The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. [and] Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge. More...

Paylor called to serve Quinn’s Chapel AME

Quinn’s Chapel AME Church celebrated a new milestone May 18 as the congregation welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Devin D. Paylor. More...

Let’s get to THE Main, main point

[Jesus said] Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. More...

We all begin as the walking dead

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience – among whom we all once lived i More...

Church names interim

Florence Avenue Baptist Church has called the Rev. Herbert Brown as its interim pastor.  More...

Fan, Fanatic, or Foolish?

Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord! … Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. More...

How your generation views God

Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. More...

My Life Matters plans prayer walk

The My Life Matters- Middle team will hold a prayer walk from 6-7 p.m. More...

Pride blocks God’s wisdom

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. More...

Walking in the spirit solidifies our faith

If we live by the spirit, let us also keep in step with the spirit. … Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. … as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. More...

Cogdill to deliver Garrett Lecture

Roxboro Baptist Church will present Dr. More...

Church honors support team

New Ephesus Baptist Church in Semora honored its administrative support team during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, April 22.  Each member was thanked for their services, pinned with a pink corsage and presented with a gift card. More...

Tune in to understand God

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? … Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. More...

Understanding your salvation

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (1 John 5:13 KJV)   More...

We are born again and alive

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. More...

How could it be a Good Friday?

OLD TESTAMENT: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: … ” Isaiah 9:6  NEW TESTAMENT: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. More...

Abiding faith will make us stronger

But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More...