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for: ‘July, 2013’



Sin And Satan

“The devil is not now pictured in the Scriptures as wise, only as shrewd. We are warned not against his wisdom but against his wiles, something very different. Sin, I repeat, in addition to anything else it may be, is always an act of wrong judgment. To commit a sin a man must for the […]

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What Should We Make Of Detroit’s Bankruptcy?

Detroit, Michigan, with debt of $18 billion has gone bankrupt. It is the largest American city to declare bankruptcy. Plenty of people have analyzed what happened in Detroit. Fraud, overspending, depending on one industry, drugs, riots, violence, and poor schools have all been blamed. The fact is Detroit is a shadow of its former self. […]

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Thomas Jefferson and The Separation Of Church And State

You won’t find the phrase “separation of church and state” in the United States Constitution. And it isn’t in the Declaration of Independence. In fact, it’s not in any federal document at all except for its citation in court cases in recent years. The phrase does come from Thomas Jefferson. The context in which he […]

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Have You Given Up?

A few years ago I read one of the most disturbing statistics. In an interview about overcoming sin, many Christians said they didn’t try because they couldn’t overcome. Instead of accessing the power of God they simply gave up and gave in. Where are you? Have you given up? Each July I read through the […]

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How Do You Balance Family And Career?

We all know the difficulty of balancing family with career. We struggle with it constantly, always trying to be able to work, make a living, and accomplish as well as giving our families the time they need. This has to be particularly difficult for single parents or those with heavy responsibilities. Yesterday I had the […]

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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)