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for: ‘December, 2013’

Why Reading the Bible Will Change Your Life

I’ve tried everything I know to get people to read the Bible regularly and with purpose. Those who read my blogs regularly know of the many posts I have written pertaining to reading and following Scripture. One of my most popular blogs described starting your day with God. This is something I believe and practice. […]

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How Will You Start Your Year?

The new year is a wonderful time to assess where you are and where you want to be. I hope you will spend some time over the next few days doing exactly that. It’s difficult to finish well if you don’t start well. How will you start your new year? Let me give you some […]

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It’s Time to Start Over

I love the new year. I love most any opportunity to start over. Sometimes I simply feel a need to change things up. Part of that need is because like you I am always looking for better ways to do things–more efficient, more effective. What about your life with God? Isn’t this the perfect time […]

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What Mary and Joseph Can Teach Us About Faith and Obedience

“Mary was full of God’s grace simply because God chose to bless her. We have no description of her being holy or pious or deserving. She was a virgin, yes, but not perfect, not without sin. For Jesus to be fully the Son of Man, his mother had to be fully human. What made Mary worthy […]

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Joseph–Man of Action

It’s hard not to admire Joseph. After all, he could have walked away. Angels appearing in dreams? Who would have counseled him to believe Mary? Who would have blamed him for doing what he had determined to do–treat Mary better than she deserved and start over? But Joseph determined to believe God and to man-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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Verse of the Day

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:6-8 (NIV)