The Season of Giving

Earlier this week, I read a brief blurb entitled “The Season of Giving.” This really is “the season of giving.” People give more between Thanksgiving to Christmas than any other time in the year. First of all, here are a couple of ways you can maximize giving. We pay a lot of taxes, and we have a complicated tax code. […]

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Making A Difference

“You can do two things with pumpkin seeds. Eat them, an excellent source of protein, or plant them, and watch a successful seed bring back 100 more”–Seth Godin. “Write your name on hearts, not headstones. Write your epitaph on the lives of those you influence and it will be eternal”–Charles Spurgeon. “If we work upon […]

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Gratitude is a Muscle You Strengthen

“A person who celebrates only the big stuff will have only fleeting moments of happiness, at best. On the other hand, a person who feels grateful for the small things in life will be happy a majority of the time. Virtually everywhere they look, they will find cause for celebration”–Ron Nelson. “We do hereby Dedicate […]

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Five Goals for Reading, Memorizing, and Meditating on Scripture

I see two problems with the practice of spending time with God in Scripture and in prayer. First, we simply don’t make it a priority. A priority refers to that one thing that takes precedence over all other things. I fear we have simply not made reading, memorizing, and meditating on Scripture our priority. Second, […]

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The Importance of the Public Reading of Scripture

“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching” (1 Timothy 4:13). I had never really thought about what Paul meant as he wrote to young Timothy (based on what we know in Scripture, Timothy would be between 34-39 years old at this point. See William Hendriksen, New […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. — 1 Chronicles 16:8 (NIV)