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for: ‘July, 2012’



Chick-fil-A Saga Intensifies

The firestorm over Dan Cathy’s remarks affirming a biblical view of marriage continued late last week when the mayors of Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco vowed to keep the company out of their cities. If you’ve been on Mars for the last week, you may have missed the headlines. Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-fil-A […]

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Understanding Where You Live

When I have the opportunity to speak with other pastors about church, I usually say you have to know where you live. For example, south Louisiana is different from most parts of the country. The particulars of leading a church are different here than other places. You have to know where you live. Today, I […]

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Renew Your Life By Renewing Your Mind

We all know we are called to be different people than we were in the past. We know we have moved from death into life. We also know we are new creatures, and we are to be conformed to the image of Christ. That’s what we know. How do we live that way? Paul gave […]

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Bringing July To A Close

Martha and I have enjoyed our time away during the month of July. We have had the opportunity to spend time with family and also to gear up for an exciting start to the new school year. We hope you have had similar opportunities. This weekend Martha and I are making a quick trip to […]

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Quotations You Can Use (July 27, 2012)

“Religion, so far as it is genuine, is in essence the response of created personalities to the Creating Personality, God. ‘This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent’ “–A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, 11.  “. . .there are really only three decisions you can […]

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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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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)