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for: ‘September, 2012’



How God Works

The story of the conversion of Cornelius in Acts 10 is one of the stirring, exciting, and enduring works of God in our world. Who would have thought that God could–or would–save Gentiles? Who would have thought that God would “go out of His way” to show powerfully that He wanted all to come to […]

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Pastor Youcef Freed

We received great news out of Iran yesterday. Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was freed from prison after serving three years because of his Christian faith. Details are still sketchy at this point, but this is definitely good news. You may recall that Pastor Youcef, a 32 year old Iranian Christian, refused to recant his faith. For […]

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A Look Back At The Past Twelve Months

For years, I have reported to the church concerning areas of ministry which could be measured and those which cannot. Today, I want to report about those which can be measured. Each year at this time we report our vital statistics to the Northshore Baptist Association (100+ churches in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes), the […]

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Quotations You Can Use (September 7, 2012)

James Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission (now Overseas Missionary Fellowship) reminded fellow missionaries that there three ways to do God’s work: “One is to make the best plans we can, and carry them out to best of our ability. . .or, having carefully laid our plans and determined to carry them through, […]

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Our Country Needs Your Prayer

The preseidential and vice-presidential candidates have all made the same basic statement: This will be the most important election in memory. It certainly seems that this election will set the tenor for the next generation. Would anyone disagree that our country needs prayer? Could anyone dispute that we need God? I want to make a […]

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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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For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. — Psalm 14:1 (NIV)