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Benefit concert to lift well-known musical pastor to ‘higher ground’

After years of spreading hope and encouraging others to stay strong, Pastor Simeon Outten is himself being shown support by a group of Bahamian music artists who will host a benefit concert in his honour this Sunday.

Meditation – Remembering to say thanks

During the last months of the year, there are a number of occasions when we intentionally remember to say “thank you.” For example:

‘Finish off the year strong in faith’

WITH only four weeks left before a new year starts, the leadership of Calvary Deliverance is hoping to motivate believers to end 2019 on a strong note.

Meditation: A heart of thanksgiving

While our neighbours to the north celebrate Thanksgiving, we continue to have harvest thoughts as well, so that it all speaks to us of being grateful.

BFM explores strategies to reach the youth

Bahamas Faith Ministries (BFM) is exploring different avenues to improve the relationship between the church as an institution and the country’s youth, and looking at ways of teaching religion leaders how to bring the younger generation back into the fold.

Crushing – God’s method of quality control

Before we get into our sharing today, I want us to begin with a verse of scripture.

Where are the ungrateful lepers?

God has been so good to all of us here in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and has blessed us with so much. We are an independent nation whose dollar is pegged to the US dollar on a one-to-one basis, and with a robust, salient economy that is the unequivocal envy of the Caribbean; living in a democratic country that holds an election every fives that always go smoothly. Not worrying about anarchy and mutiny from dissidents.

Looking back on a ‘great year’ for Baptist men

In commemoration of his first year in office as the director of the Men’s Department of the Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, Rev Stephen Ferguson and his team hosted a successful ‘Men’s Week of Service’ to round out a year of special events.

God is faithful

The depth of our love for God is often connected to our personal experiences in time of challenge, adversity, trials and tribulations.

Meditation: A bountiful harvest

I am a gardener and enjoy reaping from my own limited efforts. This is a wonderful time of the year. Pots, plots, fields, whatever is helpful according to your time and budget.

Ministry of Tourism officials attend service to give thanks to God

In a recent church service held at St Agnes, staff of the Ministry of Tourism assembled to give thanks as an organisation, just two months into the recovery and rebuilding efforts for Abaco and Grand Bahama post Hurricane Dorian.

Coping with betrayal

There are times when we all feel let down or betrayed by others. It normally relates to a violation of trust with someone who is close to us (a relative, spouse, friend, business partner, colleague, et cetera). Perhaps the most referenced act of betrayal in scripture relates to the betrayal of Jesus by the disciple Judas.

Youth told they ‘are not too young or insignificant for God’

With a march to the Church of God of Prophecy in Steventon, Exuma is how celebrations highlighting the achievements of the islands’ youth began last week.

Ebenezer Union Baptist celebrates 127th anniversary

Rev Stephen Smith and the Ebenezer Union Baptist family in Farmer’s Hill, Exuma celebrated their 127th church anniversary during a special worship service under the theme “Trust God” – from Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

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