The ability to see is a priceless gift from God. Far too many of us live our lives without any gratitude for our sight. Not only do we live without gratitude for it, we misuse it. We use technology, cell phones, cameras, computers, televisions, projectors to record and to view things. These …

Arrests made by the Marshall Police Department

My schedule for April looks nothing like what I pictured it would a month ago. Do you have this same problem?

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” [Ecclesiastes 3:11]

The Bible says in James 1:2-3, “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.”

One of the most difficult parts of the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines for many is not being able to attend church services. For those looking for a new worship service, New Vision MBC church in Karnack will be hosting a drive through service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

One of the most difficult parts of the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines for many is not being able to attend church services. For those looking for a new worship service, New Vision MBC church in Karnack will be hosting a drive through service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Seriously, have you ever seen anything like this? That is a rhetorical question, because we have never seen anything like this in the United States. As this highly contagious virus spreads rapidly, fear is spreading even more rapidly.

Religion briefs are printed on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as space allows. To submit a brief email them to newsmessenger@marshallnewsmessenger.com with ‘Religion Briefs’ in the subject line.

Religion briefs are printed on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as space allows. To submit a brief email them to newsmessenger@marshallnewsmessenger.com with ‘Religion Briefs’ in the subject line.

As Christians, we have no trouble accepting that Jesus is the only way to Heaven. The Bible says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” What we do have trouble accepting is that the only way to have real fellowship with God is confess…

Religion briefs are printed on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as space allows. To submit a brief email them to newsmessenger@marshallnewsmessenger.com with ‘Religion Briefs’ in the subject line.

Religion briefs are printed on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as space allows. To submit a brief email them to newsmessenger@marshallnewsmessenger.com with ‘Religion Briefs’ in the subject line.

Religion briefs are printed on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as space allows. To submit a brief email them to newsmessenger@marshallnewsmessenger.com with ‘Religion Briefs’ in the subject line.

The power of prayer will be thoroughly applied throughout the world on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26. On that day, over a 24 hour period, people with Cumberland Presbyterian Churches world-wide, including those at Marshall and Jefferson, will begin a 24-hour marathon of praying and fasting in the U…

Tomorrow (February 23) is Outdoorsman Sunday at Heritage Baptist Church in Jefferson. You can learn more about this event at HopeAtHeritage.com. We have over 60 amazing door prizes to give away, and everyone that attends receives a free shirt. Our speaker is Darren Barnett, and the following…

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We have all experienced it: we are going through a terrible time. We are suffering and afraid. We pray – and pray – and pray, but we see no answer. When my daughter died after 4 days in ICU and constant praying, I overheard her grandmother exclaim, “What about all our prayers?”

In partnership with Texas Baptists for the second year in a row, East Texas Baptist University hosted a Congreso Experience on Saturday, Feb. 8. The event, themed “Witness,” focused on Acts 1:8 and encouraged more than 100 local participants from area churches in their pursuit of God’s calli…

The Bible says in Proverbs 27:1, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” Many years ago, a group of travelers traveled west during the early spring. In this group was an elderly minister who had made this trip before.

It’s often said when talking about music that there’s nothing sweeter than family harmony. With a family of 12, ranging from 52 to 6 years of age, The McNeills are living up to that belief.

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Think about the person you love the most. Would you say it was your child? I know it can be a hard choice, especially when you have more than one child. We would never admit that we love one of our children more than another. We just say we love them in different ways. And that is true, for …

Loving God is a great subject but loving Him extends beyond mere verbal assent. We need to realize that love expresses most clearly in our actions. Men, your wife or girlfriend like to hear about your love, but if you never show it, they will eventually stop believing. The love for God in a …

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It may be a bit risky to say church can be fun but it sure can be at Jefferson’s old Cumberland Presbyterian. Because that’s exactly what happens and much more when believers and even non-believers (yes, some of those too) get together Sunday morning and Wednesday evening to study the Bible.

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“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” [Ephesians 4:29]

Jesus takes it for granted that believers are going to pray. Matthew 6:5 says, “When thou prayest…” If you believe that prayer is not important, you have not read the Bible enough. We find prayer in the first book of the Bible, the last book of the Bible, and we find prayer today.

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“David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” [1 Samuel 17:45]

Lying is not good, and rarely is not telling the truth justifiable in any situation. The Bible speaks strongly about lying. Proverbs 12:22 says, “Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.” Proverbs 21:6 says, “The getting of treasures by a lying tongue…

PHILADELPHIA — In the eight years since he became a pastor at First Immanuel Baptist Church, Todd Johnson says he’s seen his congregation’s politics make a subtle shift.

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If anyone was hoping for a calmer more peaceful decade, then surely by now they are disappointed. With just a few days into 2020, the major news story already is a drone strike and death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Instantly political sides were drawn as Trump supporters praised the …

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The new year is an opportunity for a new start. I once heard about a leader that regularly took a block of time in December to engage in planning and goal setting for the next year for his organization. The way our annual calendar is set up, it provides a vision for that. It is the end of th…

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