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for: ‘April, 2013’



Making Winning Decisions

Making good decisions is the essence of life. Make good decisions and life will look rather good; make bad decisions and life will be filled with disappointment. How do we make winning decisions–the kind that move us in the right direction? First, realize that you do have more than one option. If someone says “I […]

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Learning To Give Cheerfully

Paul asked the church at Corinth to be “cheerful givers” by giving for the relief of the saints in Jerusalem. Our God extends that same plea to the church as a whole as we use our material resources for His kingdom. What does “cheerful giving” mean? First, it implies a radical departure from the self-centeredness […]

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How Much Should You Give?

I hope you’ve thought about how much you should give. It’s a subject which should be on the mind of believers. Unfortunately, believers usually think about how little they should give rather than how much. When the subject does come up, it usually revolves around the tithe (ten percent). Christians talk about a tithe of […]

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Today In Metairie And In Covington

Metairie Church is progressing nicely. I am looking forward to preaching at Metairie Church this weekend. Of course, I preach each week by means of media, but this week I will preach “live.” After the service in Metairie we have a lunch fellowship. I am excited about being with new and current friends at Metairie […]

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Quotations You Can Use (April 26, 2013)

“We are not as those who grieve with no hope, nor are we as those who hope with no grief”–John Nielson. “We must not miss what this [Christ’s once for all death on the cross] implies. It means that no religious observance or good behaviour on our part could ever earn our forgiveness. Yet 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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)