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for: ‘March, 2016’



Five Areas to Improve Your Effectiveness

Serving as a pastor has many difficult parts. One of those is the feeling that you never get finished. It’s not just that the pastor works among an endless line of people with deep needs, it’s also the fact that there is always something that needs to be prepared. Sunday is always only a few […]

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What Have I Been Forgetting?

For several years I have been praying the doxology in Ephesians 3:20–21. A doxology literally means a word of praise. These verses are beautiful and powerful words of praise toward God. I would encourage you to read, meditate upon, memorize, and then pray these verses as an act of praise, adoration, and thanksgiving toward God. […]

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Why It’s More Blessed to Give Than Receive

The Bible clearly states, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” As Paul planned to sail to Jerusalem, he met with the elders of the church at Ephesus, saying farewell and encouraging them in their work in the Lord. He reminded them of his labor among them over a three year period and […]

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This is Your Inheritance

Yesterday for my Easter Sunday sermon I did something different. Instead of preaching from the Gospel accounts of the resurrection of Jesus or 1 Corinthians 15 which gives Paul’s account of the many resurrection appearances of Jesus, I preached from 1 Peter 1:3–9. This is a passage that speaks of our “living hope” which comes […]

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May God Bless Your Easter Celebration

May God bless you today as you worship with the church and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord! As I write this in Louisiana, though it will be a rainy day the sun is about to begin lighting the sky. That always makes me remember the words of the Scripture: “On the first day of […]

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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)