Yearly Archive
for: ‘2019’



The Word for Today (November 1, 2019)

“You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities” (Amos 3:2). The words of the Prophet Amos must have seemed strange to the people of Israel. They saw themselves as God’s chosen people and assumed that God had to do good to them. […]

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Living Creatively

How do you live with the ups and downs and disappointments of life? As I wrote about Jeremiah yesterday, I mentioned that everyone has three choices. These three choices are evident in Jeremiah 20:7-13. In these verses Jeremiah “confessed” his feelings before God. For a time he accused God of making him proclaim judgment and […]

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Your Three Choices

When the Prophet Jeremiah struggled with the hard times of life, it seems that he saw three choices (Jeremiah 20:1-13). Jeremiah had been obedient to God, but he suffered because of his obedience. Anytime we do something right and it doesn’t turn out well for us we struggle with the outcome. While you and I […]

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Some Things to Think About and Some Things to Know

As you know, we are about to enter a very important and busy time of the year. Here are some things to think about and some things to know. First, some things to think about: Are you putting your time and effort on things that matter or things that will not matter? For example, “getting […]

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How to Pray for Your Church

Every church needs prayer. I want to encourage you to pray for yours. When Paul wrote to the church at Colossae, he began the letter by pledging to pray for them. He had specific reasons for praying for them, primarily because they were under attack by false teachers. Every church needs prayer that we 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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For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. — Psalm 14:1 (NIV)