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for: ‘February, 2013’



How To Get Your Life Off Dead Center

Today I am in Natchitoches (if you don’t know how to pronounce it, don’t even try), Louisiana, speaking to pastors about church leadership. This is one of the favorite things I do because it has been so much of my life. I have a passion for church health and church unity. Unity and health are […]

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How To Construct A Church Meeting (Or Any Other Kind)

I’ve spent much of my life leading a church and constructing congregational meetings. Over the years, I have learned there are effective as well as non-effective ways to do this. Many times the destructive ways outweigh those that are constructive. Poorly planned and executed meetings frustrate everyone involved and harm our leadership. These are suggestions […]

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I’ve Never Seen Snow

Last week Martha and I had the joy of skiing in Colorado with our older daughter and her family. Chris, Anna, Jake, and Chase were a delight to be with and fun to have as skiing partners. We were blessed to get to stay in a friend’s house and enjoy a few days away. It […]

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What Is The Normal Christian Life?

Recently, I read a classic among believers by the Chinese Christian Watchman Nee. He has a good book and a better title: The Normal Christian Life. Nee attempts to help us understand the basics of the Christian faith and what it means to be “in Christ.” What is the normal Christian life? Jesus called both […]

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New Sermon Series–Taking The Way Of The Cross

We all have to take the way of the cross. No other way of devotion to God exists. We either take up the cross or we deny Christ. This is the gist of the new sermon series which begins this week and ends with the resurrection of Christ. Please plan to participate in each sermon. You […]

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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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If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. — Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)