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

A call to national redemption

FORTY-four years is not a long time when considering the birth of a nation, and is by no means comparable to countries like the United States and Canada currently celebrating 241 and 150 years respectively. The Bahamas is a young nation, not even com

Jesus Christ, businessman: From John Humphrey Noyes to Donald Trump

(THE CONVERSATION) A long tradition of Christian thought encourages believers to forgo worldly pursuits – like making money – and instead focus on the spiritual prize of salvation. “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,” the evangelist Matthew warns Christians, “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.”

She came knowing: Five steps to an effective prayer life

“THEN Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, ‘Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil’. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and brought him, saying, ‘Send her away; for she crieth after us’. But he answered and said, ‘I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel’. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, ‘Lord, help me’. But he answered and said, ‘It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.’ And she said, ‘Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table’. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, ‘O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour’.” (Matthew 15:21-28;KJV)

Kudos to mothers!

(Address given on Mother’s Day 2017 at St Gregory The Great Anglican Church) GOD has blessed the human race with mothers. Wonderful human beings with the ability to give life, nurture it and guide it.

MEDITATION: At death’s door

HAVE you had a moment in your life or that of a loved one when you felt that you were looking at death’s door? What was the situation? How long ago was it? How did you feel? I have several moments in my own life:

Anglican Church celebrates mothers of Abaco

It was day filled with celebrations in Abaco last Sunday as Anglican Church members came together for a special church service to mark Mother’s Day.

Don’t stop praying!

Public Prayer Ministry services continue tonight and tomorrow

THE Bahamas Public Prayer Ministry is inviting the general public to join them for a time of worship as it continues with its 40 days of prayer and fasting. 

UB Associate Professor named ‘Mother of the Year’

KEEPING the hearts happy of those she holds dear is what a mother does, says Bahamas Mother’s Club President Freida Johnson.

Zion Baptist recognises women of faith and works

UNDER the auspices of the Women’s Ministry, the pastor and the leadership of Zion Baptist Church, the annual ‘Women in White’ ingathering service was held on Sunday, April 30.