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The Word for Today (August 30, 2019)

What is the very essence of being a Christian? You could give a myriad of answers, taken from a multitude of verses, but my answer is Ephesians 4:31-32. I believe that God’s Spirit works to make us new people. He works within us to be Godly women and men who obey the Spirit and seek […]

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The Urgency of Being Filled with the Spirit

It is urgent that you are led by the Spirit. Paul made this very clear in his epistle to the Ephesians, “but be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). This short command contains an urgency we all should understand. The Greek for “be filled” is packed with meaning. First, it is an imperative command. This […]

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Are You Underestimating God?

I know it sounds strange to ask people who love God and attend Church regularly, but I want to ask if you are underestimating God? I suppose it’s easy to think that God can’t or won’t work in our world. The apostle Paul said that God will do super abundantly more than anything we can […]

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The Best Advice I Can Give You

I am a pastor of a local church. I spend a lot of time with people. I rejoice with those who rejoice, and I mourn with those who mourn. Sometimes the mourning seems to far outweigh the rejoicing. Right now I am trying to help individuals and families who are suffering from the bad decisions […]

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There’s Nothing Like Discipline

There’s nothing like discipline. Some studies show the number one predictor of how a child will do as an adult is discipline. Can the child delay gratification? Can he/she look down the road and see a more preferred future? If the child can do those things, many social scientists believe the child has a high […]

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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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