All 2021 High School graduates, from any high school or those who are home-schooled, charter schooled, their families, friends, and their youth groups are invited to a worship service at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 501 Indian Springs Road.
When 53 people contracted COVID-19 at the Calvary Chapel of San Antonio in June, the church closed for two weeks to protect the rest of its parishioners. It had shut down months before, when the pandemic first swept over Texas and local officials quickly shuttered businesses, office building…
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” [2 Corinthians 4:18]
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” A godly mother can make all the difference for a growing child. Moms, do not take your job lightly.
The hymn “He Hideth My Soul”says this, “A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord, He taketh my burden away; He holdeth me up and I shall not be moved, He giveth me strength as my day.” As we study the book of Revelation, we find encouragement in how great Jesus is.
When help was needed after his Mt. Enterprise church was severely damaged by a tornado, Brother Billy Bledsoe said God provided it.
Someone once said, “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” For the Christian, it may well be put this way, “A man is not old until regrets take the place of the will of God.”
“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 22:1). What do you think of that statement from the Bible? It should make you stop and reflect on the kind of life you are living.
This week, Jerry Cargill presented a check in the amount of $150,000 to the city of Marshall to assist with the construction of the new Marshall Pet Adoption Center. This check represents the second scheduled installment of a commitment, from Friends of Marshall Animals, to raise $450,000 fr…
A pop-up home store is coming to Longview. The shopping event benefits Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity and features new, on-trend home and entertaining products.
What is the value of the resurrection of Jesus? To the Christian, nothing could be more priceless. When Jesus rose from the dead, everything changed. All things in the future were different because of this great event.
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” [Micah 6:8]
The story of Easter, highlighting the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, will be celebrated before the backdrop of an idyllic garden this Friday as Annye’s Prayer Garden presents an “Expression of Love”.
“All need to be made right with God by His grace, which is a free gift. They need to be made free from sin through Jesus Christ. God gave Him as a way to forgive sin through faith in the blood of Jesus. [Romans 3:24-25, NCV]
The inspiration for this article came from an internet devotional. It gave me a new way to think about the importance that God puts on our lives and the value we should place on others. I believe it will give you a new perspective, as well.
Sometimes God rearranges our schedules just to prove that His way is better. Romans 11:33 says, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”
Women of the East Texas Baptist University campus community including students, faculty, and staff, gathered on March 9 and 10, for the 2021 Women’s Summit. The event’s Chapel service and luncheon featured guest speaker Katie Gravens, who formerly served as the Baptist Student Ministry (BSM)…
“Since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil — and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” [Hebrews 2:14-15]
This Sunday, March 14 Darren Barnett is speaking at Heritage Baptist Church at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. He is a hunter and ministers to hunters across America through Sixth Day Outdoor Ministry.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” [Romans 15:13]
In January of 2020, the East Texas Baptist University Board of Trustees unanimously voted to launch a fundraising campaign to construct a 23,000 square feet facility, the Great Commission Center, which will be the future home to the Fred Hale School of Business, the Great Commission Program,…
When the “world famous” Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Feb. 2, who could know we were in for a such a cold snap? Although I never put much stock in a groundhog weather report, it does seem like it was pretty accurate this year.
You may have seen this acronym, “K.I.S.S.” It stands for “Keep It Simple, Stupid”. When I heard a motivational speaker present this lesson, my first thought was “Don’t call me stupid.” But the longer he talked, the more sensible he sounded. We do tend to complicate so much of our life to the…
“Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief. But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send …
This Valentine’s Day will be unusually cold for our part of the country. The weather folks are referring to something called a Polar Vortex. This is an arctic blast with a capital ‘B’!
“The butterfly has long symbolized a renewal of life. The caterpillar signifies life here on earth; the cocoon signifies death; and the butterfly signifies the emergence of the dead into a new, beautiful and more liberated existence. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross movingly tells of seeing butterflies…
“He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:3-4]
“The son said to him, ‘Father I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. But the father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him.’” [Luke 15:21-22]
I began writing these articles in 1998. My first article was entitled, “God’s Peace Can Give Comfort.” The article described the peace I had experienced at the time of the death of my daughter, Stacey. I wrote this in that first article: “The only peace for me came from my belief in God and …
Mike Sellars, the member of the Starrville Methodist Church who was shot several times on Sunday, remains in the intensive care unit at a Tyler hospital from his gunshot wounds.
“If God brings you to it, God will bring you through it.” It was hard to see these words at first, hard to see through the tears. The story I was reading had touched my heart so that I found myself crying. It was the story told by a mother of the loss of her infant son. He was born on Christ…
St. Joseph Catholic Church fed more than 500 people for Christmas on Friday as part of the church’s annual Christmas day meal delivery program.
On Dec. 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will cross paths in the night’s sky and for a brief moment, they will appear to shine together as one body. While planetary conjunctions like this are not everyday events, they also are not particularly rare.