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for: ‘September, 2015’



What Every Church Must Have

I sat down to type out “What Every Church Needs.” I planned to write seven areas that churches simply must have. Here were some of my ideas. A church must have Christ at the center, a love for and genuine interest in the Bible, and a hunger and thirst for righteousness. When I came to […]

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How Should We Handle Persecution?

“As we face escalating criticism and worse, it is vital that we speak God’s truth in love (Ephesians 4:15), turning the other cheek (Matthew 5:39) and going the extra mile (v. 41) to serve in grace. When our faith is most opposed, it is most needed. And most obvious to all”–Jim Denison. “Blessed are those […]

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Three Things You Should Never Leave Undone

There’s a quote–attributed to many people–that goes something like this: “At the end of life you won’t regret what you did as much as what you did not do.” I’m not sure everything you might do in life fits that quote, but we all get the idea. We don’t want to leave things undone in […]

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Four Steps to a More Productive Day

I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t want to have a meaningful, productive day. Maybe I’m just not around lazy people, but I think we all want to be effective in what we do. It’s actually Biblical. Before sin entered the world, God gave the man work to do. God put Adam in the middle of the Garden […]

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Christians Are Using the Wrong Words

I believe Christians are using the wrong words. What words are you using to describe your church? If your friends knew nothing about your church except the words you use again and again, how would they describe it? Think about the Christian buzzwords. Maybe the most used words in church are “traditional”, “contemporary,” or “modern.” […]

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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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Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. — 1 John 5:12 (NIV)