Yearly Archive
for: ‘2018’



What You Can Do with an Extra Ten Minutes

Yesterday I wrote about the Ten Minute Rule, meaning that you show up for meetings ten minutes early. I was asked not only why you should show up ten minutes early but also wouldn’t that be a waste of time. Here’s why it’s not a waste of time and here is what you can do […]

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The Ten Minute Rule

Recently, I had “The Ten Minute Rule” recalled to my attention. I say “recalled” because it’s not a new concept, but it is one that now has my attention. Though I knew that some people practiced the rule about being early for all meetings, this concept never got my attention. That has all changed now. […]

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Three Prayer Needs

It’s a privilege to pray. We need to pray as Jesus taught us. He taught us to pray about kingdom priorities. He modeled prayer in this way, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Heaven will be just fine but earth is a mess. I want to ask […]

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The All-Sufficient Christ

The New Testament contains at least three great proclamations of the “All-Sufficient Christ.” They are John 1:1-14, (“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God”), Hebrews 1:1-2, (“The Son is the radiance of God’s Glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by […]

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“How Can I Say Thanks?”

You probably know the song by Andrae Crouch that begins, “How can I say thanks for the things you have done for me?” So, on this weekend of the opening of our new worship center, how can I (we) say thanks for all those who have made this possible? Without trying to write individual names, […]

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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 we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. — Hebrews 10:30-31 (NIV)