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Searching God’s Will For The Church

Obviously and completely, a church should seek God’s guidance and direction. Church cannot be what I want or what I think, it must be about God and His desires for His local body of believers. In all our ways we should acknowledge Him in order that He may direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). As we […]

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Loving God

“God being who He is must always be sought for Himself, never as a means toward something else (God must be loved for Himself). . . . Whoever seeks God as a means toward desired ends will not find God. The mighty God, the maker of heaven¬†and earth, will not be one of many treasures, […]

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Make Gratitude the Dominant Impulse of Your Life

What is the king or queen of the virtues? Love, joy, integrity all come to mind, but maybe gratitude should be in the list as well–and not just at Thanksgiving. What is it that makes gratitude near the top of the list? Why should gratitude be a default impulse in your life? First, gratitude increases […]

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Go The Second Mile

An old adage says to go the second mile because it has less traffic. Last Sunday a football fan at the Oakland Raiders’ stadium went the second mile and saved someone’s life in the process. At the conclusion of the game when the stadium was mostly empty, a distraught woman threatened to jump 45 feet […]

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Preaching in a Twitter World

I love Twitter. For some reason Twitter seems to fit me. I like brief, to the point, and concise. I’m not sure I have always been a brief, to the point, and concise kind of person. Maybe I have been preaching so long that it has made me a perfect fit for Twitter. What is […]

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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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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 (NIV)