Going beyond the walls of the church

FOR the past seven weeks, the Church of God of Prophecy has partnered the other ministries to go beyond the four walls of the church and preach to the communities in a more personal manner.

Meditation – The sea

THINK of the uncontrollable power of a storm. Harvey is certainly making his presence felt in parts of Texas. In the face of such force we are reminded to be humble no matter how important we seem to be. Tragic loss of life is a sobering reminder of the many who have found themselves going to a watery grave.

Let go of the past

LETTING go of the past is one of the most difficult things to do in our lives. Letting go allows us to live in the golden now and to experience life to the fullest. When we are not fully present in the now, we are imprisoned.

Methodists celebrate new church year

THE Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church Family will assemble this weekend to observe and celebrate the new church year beginning tomorrow.

Favour in the midst of famine

DURING a particular period, Isaac resided in Gerar (a Philistine town) with his wife Rebekah. There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar. Then the Lord appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.” (Genesis 26:1-3 NKJV)

Woman at the Well: ‘New souls won for God’

Lives were transformed and new souls were won for God, according to the testimonies of the more than 300 Bahamians who attended this year’s ‘Woman at the Well’ conference.

Women to be honoured at Mothers and Daughters' Global Conference

CHRISTIAN women from all around the world will come together in Nassau next week for the Mothers and Daughters Ministries’ ninth annual Global Conference. The Global Conference and honoree services will be held July 31 - August 6 at the Meliá Nassau

A tribute to the late Dr Bernard J Nottage

BECAUSE of Dr Bernard J Nottage I have full appreciation of the oft sung hymn, “Count your many blessings; name them one by one…”Bear with me as I count those blessings God manifested in me through Dr Nottage.It was a blessing to have been rector of

Bishop Jacqueline McCullough tovisit Nassau for 'Super Sunday'

World-renowned preacher Bishop Jacqueline McCullough aims to stimulate minds an souls when she appears as the featured guest speaker during Golden Gates Outreach Ministry’s first ever “Refresh” conference this Sunday. Bishop McCullough is fresh off h

Desiring a better country

THE following is a partial quote taken from Hebrews 11:13-16. It talks about a country that is not on earth and about faithful believers who have their eyes set on attaining God’s promise of a life beyond this one: “All these people were still living

Women called on to 'walk in holiness'

Believers attending last week’s Bahamas National Baptist Women’s Convention were sent out into their communities following their meeting to share with others what they have learned about walking with God. It was a time for Christian women to be instr

Children are taught that God is their rock

REV Stephen Smith and the Ebenezer Union Baptist family of Exuma hosted their third annual Vacation Bible School under his auspices.The theme this year was “Mighty Fortress – In Jesus, the Victory is Won!” The scripture verse was 1 Corinthians 15:57,

Local government members are servants ofthe people and God, says Exuma church rector

AN Exuma church rector is encouraging local government members to be mindful of the fact that they are servants of the people and of God.It was time for family, friends and well-wishers to show their support as the newly elected representatives of th

Sustainable development

THE definition of sustainable development offered by the Bruntland Commission is: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”This require

Why we should remember the psalm 'By the Rivers of Babylon'

(THE CONVERSATION) – On the anniversary of America’s independence, the abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass made a biblical Psalm – Psalm 137 – best known for its opening line, “By the Rivers of Babylon,” a centrepiece of his most famous speech, “W