Bible

Grieving through the loss of a spouse

Grieving through the loss of a spouse

Perhaps the most profound verse in the Bible is also the shortest, “Jesus wept” (John 11:35). The occasion for Jesus’ tears was the death of his dear friend, Lazarus. When Jesus came to the town of Bethany where Lazarus had lived, he met with Mary and Martha, Lazarus’ sisters.   Read the full article in […]

A firm foundation

A firm foundation

As the broader church culture in America chases after the latest trends in a desperate bid to stay “relevant,” some church leaders have chosen instead to build on the firm foundation of the past; Rev. Craig T. Born, pastor of Risen Savior Lutheran Church (www.risensaviorchurch.org) is one of those leaders. Schooled as an architect, Pastor […]

Churchgoers’ challenge: Escape from Noah’s ark

Churchgoers’ challenge: Escape from Noah’s ark

Entering the West Navarre Primary School cafeteria on recent Sunday, the congregation of Encompass Church Navarre was greeted by a large enclosed area decorated with rainbows, clouds and wild animals. Inside the area were a variety of puzzles and locked boxes, each color coded. In one locked box were eating utensils and plates. Read the […]

Faith serves as foothold in climb out of addiction

Faith serves as foothold in climb out of addiction

At age 16 Christopher Dykes walked away from the church without looking back. As he launched out into independence, he also launched into experimentation with illegal substances. Dykes said that for nearly 17 years he tried to fill the void of loneliness with everything from alcohol to marijuana to cocaine. Read the full article in […]

Navarre Bible Fellowship reaching out to all

Navarre Bible Fellowship reaching out to all

Anicia Dombret was born and raised in a little town in Colombia. Years ago, missionaries from Wichita, Kansas, came to her hometown and spoke with her grandparents. They were members of the First Evangelical Free Church. Read the full article in the June 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Shine bright, change the world

Shine bright, change the world

Shine bright. Navarre High School’s graduates said this phrase repeatedly the evening of May 24 during the annual Baccalaureate Service at the Navarre Days Inn and Suites Conference Center. This was the lesson Pastor Ray Millsap wanted the graduates to take into the world. Read the full article in the May 31 issue of Navarre Press. Click […]

Navarre First Assembly brings Nativity to life

Navarre First Assembly brings Nativity to life

From three wise men bringing gifts from far-off lands to angels appearing before startled shepherds to a newborn Jesus being laid in a manger, members of Navarre First Assembly of God acted out the story of the birth of Jesus during their annual Live Nativity last weekend. This drive-thru retelling featured scripture from the Bible […]

Fasting strengthens relationship with God

Fasting strengthens relationship with God

Fasting, or the practice of giving up food items for religious purposes while praying regularly, is referenced throughout the Bible as a way to get closer to God. The practice has evolved over the years into several different varieties, and is not always limited to food, but the goal is always the same. Read the […]

Financial Peace University: Saving and giving can go hand in hand

Financial Peace University: Saving and giving can go hand in hand

First Baptist Church of Navarre is hosting Financial Peace University, a finance class centered on managing money through “God’s way,” Tuesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. at the church. Jamie Ellis is the Senior Public Relations Coordinator for Ramsay Solutions, the company that created and sells the program. She said that scripture is a big part […]

Teaching pastors south of the equator

Teaching pastors south of the equator

Early Monday morning, Aug. 15, First Baptist Church of Navarre’s pastor, the Rev. Jensen Petersen loaded up his suitcases, boarded an airplane and traveled down to Central America to the small coastal country of El Salvador for a six-day mission trip. Petersen will be leading a group of five from his church to join with […]

Trespassing on peace?

Trespassing on peace?

The following arrived in our inbox as a letter to the editor, and the opportunity of a response should not pass: “Why do religions thrive in the modern world? Wouldn’t a true religion provide proof that their god is the one to worship? If they could provide this proof, I would understand, but the more […]

Momentum Church hosts summer series

Momentum Church hosts summer series

Momentum Church kicked off its Summer Nights series Sunday with a Night of Worship at the Community Life Methodist Church in Gulf Breeze. Matt Arnold, the Worship and Creative pastor at Momentum, said the Sunday worship event was one of two the church does each year and brings both the Navarre and Gulf Breeze congregations […]