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for: ‘September, 2014’



Knowing and Doing God’s Will

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose”–Jim Elliott. “The more difficult our obedience, the greater our reward. I came to this conviction recently when reading Revelation 14. Verse 7 commands us to ‘fear God and give him glory.’ Why? In New Testament times worshipping the Roman […]

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The Blessings of 9/11

September 11 certainly has a lot of sorrow associated with it. We will never forget the thousands of people killed on 9/11. We will not forget that our country was under attack that day. Who could ever forget the brave members of the New York Fire Department and the New York Police Department who ran […]

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Osteen, Happiness, Holiness. and Joy

Does God promise happiness? Victoria Osteen’s message to the congregation at Lakewood Church in Houston ,Texas, has been widely viewed and reported. She indicated that our happiness takes precedence over everything else. She said that our worship of God is not really for God but for our sake because God’s greatest concern is our happiness. […]

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What About Victoria Osteen?

By now you’ve probably seen the YouTube video of Victoria Osteen promising happiness because when we worship “you’re not doing it for God, really. You’re doing it for yourself.” Victoria Osteen is the co-pastor with her husband Joel of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, a congregation that uses a former basketball arena for worship. Joel […]

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A Merry-Go-Round You Don’t Want to Ride

Why do I do what I don’t want to do? And, why don’t I do the things that I want to do? Of all the issues we face in our Christian lives this may be the most prevalent and the most common problem we face. Is there any solution to this problem? Do we have […]

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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 to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)