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for: ‘August, 2018’



Essentials of Effective Faith

As a follower of Jesus Christ, how should my life look? What should be the essentials of how I live and serve my Lord? Simon Peter wrote his epistles to the dispersed and scattered believers of the first Christian century. As he neared the end of his first letter, Peter encouraged the church in the […]

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The ABC’s of Being a Christian

Sometimes we simply need to look again at the basics. Even those of us who have known Christ for many years need to hear again the fundamentals of the faith. That seems to be what James the Apostle sought to do as he wrote his epistle “to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations” (James […]

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The God of New Beginnings

Yesterday I had the privilege and joy of talking with a wonderful friend in ministry. We talked at length about what God is doing in his life and the blessings he has received in ministry. Before long, I was overwhelmed at how God had blessed him. I felt that way because I remember when he […]

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What’s Your Biggest Problem?

What is your greatest problem? Most of us have a pet issue, something that constantly gets in our way and can’t be overcome. What is yours? While we don’t all have the same issue, we all have basic issues that harm us, our families, and our church. Jesus talked about issues that we have to […]

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This Won’t Let You Down

A few years ago I read a very interesting article about why missionaries leave the field. When I saw the question, I immediately had ideas about why this was the case. I assumed persecution, disinterest in the gospel, or opposition from local people. None of these were correct. Most missionaries leave the field for the […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)