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for: ‘February, 2016’



Do You Trust Your Beliefs Enough to Take a Bullet?

Recently, someone from our church sent me a wonderful file of recolorized photos. They were amazing and fascinating. Sometimes when I receive something like this I wonder if I really have time to look at a long list of photos, but I couldn’t put them down. The folder included all kinds of people I knew, […]

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What Matters to God?

Yesterday I preached from Ephesians 5:1–6, a passage of Scripture that deals with the importance of holy living by shunning immorality, impurity, and greed. The passage shows the significance of removing those things from our lives. Paul said that we all know that no one who does these things can enter into the kingdom of […]

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Are You Worried About the Future?

“The next time you worry about tomorrow remember what God did for you yesterday”–Jim Denison. “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future”–Corrie ten Boom. “All our Lord has done, he can still do (Hebrews 13:8)”–Warren Wiersbe. “O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter […]

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What to Do When You Are “Worn Out”

Years ago, my favorite cartoonist, Joe McKeever, drew a cartoon of a man kneeling to pray at the end of the day. The words of the prayer were these: “Lord, I am so tired.” I’ve never talked with Joe about the cartoon, but I am almost positive it was a self-portrait. Few things in life […]

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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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But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. — Galatians 4:4-5 (NIV)