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The new restrooms at Davis Park have been hooked to plumbing, but City Manager Steve Williams says they need to install a sidewalk before the facility can open to the public.

Jesus Christ is confronted by a Gentile woman, whose daughter is ill, in this miracle story in Matthew 15:21-28. “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs,” Jesus said, in v. 26. The “children” are God’s people, the Jews. The “dogs” are the pagan gentiles. The Cana…

Just as the summer is starting to really heat up in Texas, it is time for children to go back to school. This year with COVID-19, going back to school will look a bit different. For those children who will be going back to in-person classes, it will be important to take precautions to make s…

Brenda Giles, representing the Panola County Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni, presented the group’s 2020-21 scholarship to Peyton Bickham, a junior majoring in history, on Wednesday after that day’s Panola Pride broadcast. KGAS Host Jerry Hanszen aired a program about Stephen F. Au…

Some people believe that thinking badly of themselves is a sign of humility. Paul is a beautiful example of how we are to approach God (1 Timothy 1:12-13). He does not berate himself and tell God how vile and sinful he is.

In Romans 9:1-5, Paul agonizes over the Jews’ rejection of Jesus as the Messiah. He does not separate himself from them but longs for their conversion to faith in Christ. Paul expressed concern for his Jewish “brother” by saying that he would willingly take their punishment if that could sav…

Many people just can’t believe that the Lord loves them. Others believe that He loves them but only when they please Him in some way. Why is it so hard for us to accept His unconditional love (1 John 4:7-12)?

The Sammy Brown Library’s summer reading program looked a little different this year, but Library Director Kim Turner said they still accomplished their main goals for the program.

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This account from the Gospel of Matthew is about hunger. But even before the story gets to the obvious bodily hunger that Jesus satisfied with loaves and fish, we see another hunger. Large numbers of people, driven by hungers of the heart, followed Jesus across the lake to a wilderness. They…

How serious is a lack of patience? We generally write it off as inconsequential. It’s often seen as a weakness rather than a sin—after all, it’s not as bad as adultery, theft or murder. But have you ever considered what your impatience reveals about your attitude toward God?

What does God’s love mean for us, as indicated in Romans 8:26-39? Paul suggests three remarkable promises that are ours because of God’s awesome love for us. We can see that God loves, because he was willing to send his only begotten Son to die on the cross for the world’s sins.

God repeatedly calls to His children, but the condition of each heart determines the result. Those with soft and tender hearts hear His voice and yield to Him in obedience, but those with hard hearts resist His warnings and instructions. Surprisingly, upon hearing the same voice, believers w…

NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative-leaning faith leaders and their allies, outspoken in recent years about what they consider infringements on religious liberties, cheered Wednesday as the Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings that protected certain rights of religious employers.

Paul makes it clear that we have received a great gift as God welcomes us into his family, as revealed in Romans 8:12-25. What does it mean to be God’s family? Let’s take a look!

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Scripture says that “the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16). Effective — that is precisely what we want our prayers to be, especially in a crisis. When we meet God’s requirements, we can be confident that He’ll not only hear our concerns but will also act …