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for: ‘December, 2013’

How To Make A Giving Decision

Day Four of “Getting Ready for Christmas” (Read Isaiah 9:1-7, my sermon text for this week). We know we need to be givers, but we also know it’s difficult to give. How do you make a giving decision? Once you’ve decided to give, where do you give your money? Like most everything else, I believe […]

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Virtues of Strong People

Day Three of “Getting Ready for Christmas” (Read Micah 5:2-4)  “. . . in the counseling room, I have repeatedly seen the disheartening results of anger run amuck.  Anger is one of the most difficult and potentially destructive emotions experienced by humans.  We speak of “losing it”, “going off on someone”, “exploding”, “going ballistic”, etc.  We see physical […]

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Day Two of “Getting Ready for Christmas.” “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). Isaiah 7:10-17 describes one of the great crises in the history of Jerusalem and the southern kingdom of Judah. […]

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Christmas–God’s Ideal

This is Day One in “Getting Ready for Christmas.” “It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall […]

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Getting Ready for Christmas

One of our wonderful memories was a kind woman in our church family who gave our children a chain of small candy canes to eat one each day until Christmas. It was a delight to watch as our daughters enjoyed watching the days go by. You can do the same thing and enjoy the Word […]

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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)