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for: ‘August, 2017’



You Can’t Look Low and Land High

“Remember you are God’s sword–His instrument–I trust a chosen vessel unto Him to bear His name. In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument, will be the success. It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in the […]

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Last Night’s Lottery

Yesterday afternoon I read a financial website concerning last night’s $700 million lottery. As you know people all over the country have been in a frenzy over such a large payout. Earlier in the day, I heard a discussion about getting lawyers to draw up papers in case people in an office were pooling their […]

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What Are We Afraid to Do?

Life is filled – – actually it is overflowing – – with decisions. We have been making a lot of decisions at my house both in life and with  church. It has seemed lately that the decision-making has gone to a totally new level. Two weeks ago I left early Monday morning to catch a […]

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What Makes You Happy?

Yesterday afternoon I walked through the new preschool and children’s building for our church. We hope to open the building September 10. Everything is getting ready for an explosion of children and preschoolers in the coming days. We can hardly wait. One of the great features of the building is that it is filled with […]

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Have You Ever Preached a Sermon?

Yesterday I asked our congregation what they would say if they were called on to preach. As long as it is an abstract idea, most of us have an idea how we might preach. I’ve had many people who have said something life this, “If they would give me a chance to preach, I would […]

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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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[BOOK I Psalms 1–41] Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. — Psalm 1:1-2 (NIV)