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for: ‘September, 2012’

What Is The Secret Of Success?

Isn’t it amazing how often we ask someone for their secret of success? Friends, colleagues, and acquaintances asked Arthur S. DeMoss so often he finally put together a booklet to explain what Art DeMoss considered his “secret to success.” Art DeMoss’ innovation in direct-response marketing of individual life and health insurance launched National Liberty Corporation […]

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People Of Whom The World Is Not Worthy

Sometimes we simply do not appreciate people the way we should. For example, widows and widowers will tell me they didn’t realize how much their deceased spouse did around the house or helping to keep up the property. They also mention how they simply miss the little things of life. It seems to be a […]

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What Happens When People Obey God

What do you think could happen if you had even a small group of people who lived in obedience to God? The answer to the question is given in the Book of Acts. In the larger sense, the whole book answers that question. These people, empowered by the Holy Spirit, lived in obedience to God and […]

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How Do We Respond To Human Suffering?

Again and again we see suffering around us. Sometimes it is people who have gone through a hurricane. We certaiuly have seen stress and suffering around us. Long after the hurricane has passed, people are having to evacuate their homes because of rising waters and the threat of the collapse of dams and levees. Many […]

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How To Pray After A Hurricane

Hurricane Isaac pounded us from Tuesday to Thursday this week. Friday still gave us rain but no wind. Finally, the water has begun to recede and we are assessing the damage. Chain saw crews, feeding units, and shower trailers from Southern Baptist Disaster Relief are in town. Soon “mud out” units will begin showing up […]

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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 I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)