Why You “Must” Renew Your Mind (Part Two)

How do we respond to God’s great purpose to conform us to the image of His own dear Son? Can anything match the importance of becoming like Christ? We are to have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5-11). How does this occur? Paul called the church at Rome (and us) to go on being transformed […]

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Don’t Spend Time–Invest It

Several years ago, one of the WWII veterans in our church told me how he saw the Christian faith. He said something like this: “when I look at the Scripture and the teaching of the Christian faith, I see that it is a very reasonable faith.” That’s the same way that Paul saw the Christian […]

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Goals for Renew and Refresh

First Baptist Church has graciously allowed us to take time away during July to rest and refresh. The church allows us to determine when we take the time away. They only had one requirement when they instituted the policy–don’t be gone during the height of hurricane season! I appreciate those who will be leading the […]

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Digging A Hole for Yourself

Photo by CatDavisDesign I watched in amazement as rescue workers pulled 19 year old Jakub Maly from a seven foot deep sand pit on a beach in South Florida.  The video showed Maly being pulled from the pit after a two hour rescue by over sixty workers. Maly and the remainder of the Austrian Olympic Swim team took advantage of a […]

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Why You “Must” Renew Your Mind

The importance of the mind is found throughout Scripture.  The Bible gives specific and repeated instructions about your mind.  Because of its vital importance,  you must guard your mind as the spring from which everything else flows.  In this regard, you “must” be constantly renewing your mind and seeking God’s wisdom and guidance.  Why is it a […]

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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)