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Adelaide’s St James Anglican Church: 170 turbulent years of history

The Slave Trade Abolition Act passed by the British Parliament on March 23, 1807 prohibited an vessel engaging in slave trade from being cleared at any port located in British Territory after March 1, 1808. Thereafter, slave ships were boarded by the British, the slaves were confiscated and were landed at the nearest British port. The same procedure was followed in the case of a shipwreck.

New book keeps it simple laying out the steps to salvation

THE message of the gospel, though profound, is simple: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16)”.

Meditation: Forgiving and loving enemies

Matthew 5:43-44 leaves no doubt in our mind the position that Jesus Christ holds on the subject: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy. But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Minister Felicia Archer: ‘Ten years in ministry is only the start’

Minister Felicia Archer’s journey has not been an easy one, but it has surely been a rewarding one. And this evening she is set to celebrate 10 years in ministry with a special event at the Remnant Tabernacle of Praise.

Coping with loss

Life can be overwhelming at times and we have all experienced moments of pain, loss, suffering, heartbreak. misfortune, etc. at some point. In such moments our faith might be challenged but this is precisely the time to look to God and seek His strength and guidance. We can find comfort in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (KJV) which tells us “we are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”

Religious happenings around town

Saturday • YOU – Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body

Open Windows Part II – Abiding faith

Of late, I have been considering the idea that a topic like “Open Windows” may lead some to believe that life is all good. If not for the reader, then for the writer at least. Amazingly, I have had readers attack this whole “Open Window” ideal while facing obstacles of all kinds. Some have suggested I can barely relate to the real struggles of life. Another person following me challenged me with a list of experiences and dared me to exceed the trauma outlined in her text.

A comeback for church choirs

The 21st century has seen the slow death of church choirs not only in The Bahamas but around the world.

Religious happenings around town

Friday • St Barnabas’ 2020 Annual General Meeting

MEDITATION: Brought up short

Sometimes we are jolted into the realisation that the way we have been living is just not good enough and we are ready to make a change. What does one do when the old way will not suffice?

Girl Guides learn biblical principles

Under the theme “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”, members of the Exuma Girl Guides Association recently gathered at the Ebenezer Union Baptist Church at Farmer’s Hill for a prayer, praise and worship.

Death, the great equaliser

The death of Kobe Bryant has for all intents and purposes been dominating the news and social media over the past couple of weeks. The superstar basketball player died in a horrific helicopter crash, along with his daughter and seven others in Calabasas, California.

Why God is real

I have experienced and observed the awesome power of God at work in difficult and challenging circumstances, both in my life and the lives of others. Consequently, my relationship with our Heavenly Father is sacrosanct and steadfast. James 1:17 (KJV) tells us “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” Believers in Christ understand that our God is real, He is tried and tested, and we have learnt to rely upon His grace, mercy and faithfulness.

Death, the great equalizer

The death of Kobe Bryant has for all intents and purposes been dominating the news and social media over the past couple of weeks. The superstar basketball player died in a horrific helicopter crash, along with his daughter and seven others in Calabasas, California.

Church of the Nazarene has 2020 vision

Under the theme “2020 Vision: Perceiving Through the Lens of Faith”, the Church of the Nazarene will celebrate 45 years of ministry in the Bahamas, beginning Tuesday, February 25, at 7pm.