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for: ‘September, 2016’



What the Church Must Be and Do

“There is power in our desperation. It is not enough to simply hold a meeting where we earnestly pray over our sin–we need to pursue repentance unto deliverance”–George Otis, Jr. “The man who loves his life will lose it . . . Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant will […]

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What Makes A Person Change?

You and I know people who have become very different people from what they used to be. One of the joys of a long-term pastorate (I have been pastor of the same church for 27 years) is getting to see life-change taking place. I know of people who moved from rebellious, selfish, and angry to […]

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Why I Love My To-Do List

I love a to do list. I always have, but sometimes I get away from using this handy little productivity tool. Even when I am using my list, sometimes I keep my list electronically and ¬†other times I keep it the old-fashioned way. Right now, I have moved back to the old fashion way of […]

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Why I Love That Verse

  Do you ever hear people saying, “I love that verse of Scripture”? That’s the kind of remark I hear all the time. In fact, I hear myself saying that very often. Yesterday morning I heard myself saying that about Isaiah 26:3: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because […]

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Four Ways You Can Bless Your Church

The apostle Peter wrote to the persecuted and dispersed church about relationships. He told slaves how to get along with their masters. He helped husbands and wives, giving specific instructions to each. He even helped the church know how to survive in the midst of a hostile government and culture. Near the conclusion of his […]

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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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My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)