Spiritual renewal and revival are essential but how do we know how to respond? Well, we all need revival, but sometimes that demand is greater than we even understand. While researching for a sermon, this writer came across the following list on a blog called WWW.halffullandoverflowing.com. …

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, al…

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A pet lion mauled to death a Czechoslovakian man a while back. Repeatedly this man was denied permission to own a lion but he ignored the warnings and the law. Sadly, the 33-year-old paid dearly for his negligence.

In celebration of America’s hardworking people, East Texas Baptist University hosted Labor Day weekend events for ETBU students. A series of exciting and engaging student-life activities such as a concert from Curtis Grimes, fireworks, a barbeque lunch, and intramural activities provided stu…

Proverbs 17:6 says, “Children’s children (Grandkids) are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”

The technology of 2020 and the ease in shopping online is incredible. Recently, Heritage Baptist Church’s office placed an online ink cartridge order on a Wednesday afternoon, and Thursday morning FedEx delivered it. That is truly amazing!

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“He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” Fear is overwhelming our society. People have reasons to be afraid as violence is common, storms are brewing, and viruses are invasive. Fear has even reached its tentacles into the church and caused such fear that many are no l…

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On-campus student life is in full swing as East Texas Baptist University begins the 2020-2021 academic school year. The year kicked off with almost 400 students enrolled in the August Mini-Terms, which allow completion of the equivalent semester-long courses in one-week and two-week class of…

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If you could travel back in time, what would you do different? How far would you go back? If you are a history buff, maybe you would return to a favorite spot in time. If you have made a poor choice in life, or had a disaster strike, you might return to just before that moment so you could f…

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Reverend Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, is assisting Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson with the development of a Marian Center of Eucharistic Devotion.

The Knights of Columbus Assembly No. 2267 fell out in their new regalia July 19 in honor of a visit by Bishop Joseph Strickland to celebrate Sunday masses at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marshall. Pictured from left are Ed Juno Faithful Navigator, Deacon John Sargent, Bishop Joseph Strickla…

Rev. Ryan Culberson and First Lady Brittani Culberson celebrated their 5th anniversary as Pastor and wife of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church — Karnack. They are the parents of five children: Harmony, Malic, Malachi, Reign, and Ryan. Pastor Culberson delivers sermons each Sunday at noon…

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” [Romans 5:1-2]]

Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” We live in a day of no commitment. People are no longer committed to marriage, church, and the company they work for. Folks make purchases of homes and cars without a sense of moral obligation to mak…

I am a questioner — always have been. I want to know how things work. I want to know what holds the planets in orbit. What keeps the sun from burning out? Why is earth the only planet in our universe that can sustain life? Is there anything smaller than the quark? (Smallest particle known) W…

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The prophet asked God this question in Jeremiah 15:18: “Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed?” Perpetual has the idea of a strong, everlasting pain. This is both a mental and physical agony that cannot be wiped away with a quick trip to the doctor or …

Do you ever feel your service is not appreciated? You are not the only person. An elderly missionary was returning home after many years of service. He and his wife had given their best years serving in Africa. He buried his wife and two children in the jungle. He had sacrificed more than mo…

Jeremiah 12:5a says, “If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses?”

In September of 1984 I was reading in Plato’s Euthyphro, a dialog on what is piety or impiety. It begins in a very interesting way. Some kind of court suit has been brought against Socrates by a young man known as Meletus. The charge is that Socrates is corrupting the young.

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There is a passage about God’s presence and God’s work that we need at this critical time in our experience. In the Old Testament book of Zephaniah God says that He is present with His people (3:14-20). Then He promises to do some specific things for His people. He comes to His people. Zepha…

It would have been impossible for America to have won the Revolutionary War and freedom without God’s help. It was a ‘David vs. Goliath’ battle, and Goliath wins every time unless God intervenes. Seven years before he died, George Washington wrote, “I am sure that never was there a people wh…

Racism is a heated issue today, and sadly most of the world has chosen an unpleasant response to the issue. Jeremiah 13:23 says, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.”

As part of Love Week, a prayer ceremony was held Thursday morning outside Christus Good Shepherd in its prayer garden.

Carolyn Heard and Davion Williams are the 2020 Peacemaker Scholarship recipients. For the past 15 years, the Marshall Ministerial Alliance has awarded two Peacemaker Scholarships at the High School Baccalaureate. Due to the virus, the Baccalaureate was canceled, but the Ministerial Alliance …

D L Moody was once asked why he urged Christians to be filled constantly with the Holy Spirit. “Well,” he said, “I need a continual infilling because I leak!” He pointed to a water tank which had sprung a leak. “I’m like that!” he said. It’s a fact that living in this sinful world we do need…

From the time that we are small we are taught that lying is wrong. To tell the truth is right. Truthfulness, likewise is part of every ethical system. It is vital to society, essential to any education system, and it is vital to all family life.

The youth choir of the Antioch Baptist Church, located in the Karnack-Leigh community, recently honored Edward “EJ” Washington Jr., of Benton, La., with a surprise drive-by and gifts for his first appreciation observance as the church’s youth musician. Pictured are EJ (holding the gift bag) …

In January this year the world watched as China became the epicenter for Covid-19. It began spreading country to country eventually reaching the United States impacting tens of thousands of lives. In an effort to love our neighbor and help fellow citizens fight against this unseen disease, w…

A treasure chest full of gold, jewelry and other valuables worth $1 million was found in the Rocky Mountains, according to author and art dealer Forrest Fenn, who hid it more than a decade ago.

We know we serve a perfect God. He never makes a mistake, He is never wrong, He is never early or late. There is nothing He does not know, nothing He does not see or hear. There is nothing He cannot do. He created all, sustains all, and He does it all from perfect love. Yes, we serve a perfect God.

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Catholic schools have faced tough times for years, but the pace of closures is accelerating dramatically amid economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, sparking heartbreak and anger in scores of affected communities.