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for: ‘November, 2015’



I Can Do This

We all want our friends, family, and neighbors to know Christ. How can we help them to know our Lord and Savior and experience the blessings that come from knowing Him? Here are four things you can do to open up conversations about the gospel. First, pray, pray, pray. I suggest putting a piece of […]

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The Season of Giving

Earlier this week, I read a brief blurb entitled “The Season of Giving.” This really is “the season of giving.” People give more between Thanksgiving to Christmas than any other time in the year. First of all, here are a couple of ways you can maximize giving. We pay a lot of taxes, and we have a complicated tax code. […]

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Making A Difference

“You can do two things with pumpkin seeds. Eat them, an excellent source of protein, or plant them, and watch a successful seed bring back 100 more”–Seth Godin. “Write your name on hearts, not headstones. Write your epitaph on the lives of those you influence and it will be eternal”–Charles Spurgeon. “If we work upon […]

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Gratitude is a Muscle You Strengthen

“A person who celebrates only the big stuff will have only fleeting moments of happiness, at best. On the other hand, a person who feels grateful for the small things in life will be happy a majority of the time. Virtually everywhere they look, they will find cause for celebration”–Ron Nelson. “We do hereby Dedicate […]

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Five Goals for Reading, Memorizing, and Meditating on Scripture

I see two problems with the practice of spending time with God in Scripture and in prayer. First, we simply don’t make it a priority. A priority refers to that one thing that takes precedence over all other things. I fear we have simply not made reading, memorizing, and meditating on Scripture our priority. Second, […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)