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Guard Your Family

Is it really possible to live healthy if your family is not healthy? Would we even want to be effective at work if our family is left behind? Everyone’s family needs special attention, and families of ministers are no exception. How can we guard our families? First, give your family the attention and care that […]

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What God Says About Children

We rightfully put a huge emphasis on children, how they are raised, and what is best for them. God’s Word gives us invaluable insight about children and how they should be raised. Here are a few of the many emphases the Bible has about raising children. First, children are a gift of God and should […]

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Raising Children Who Thrive

You may have seen the report of the Harvard University study about children who attend church, but I am certain you weren’t surprised. This scientific study reported what common sense and common knowledge have always known to be true. Children who attend church regularly (that is, once a week) are happier, better adjusted, and more […]

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What Every Child Should Know

A very large part of the responsibility of the church is to teach children “the way they should go.” This is obviously the responsibility of parents but also a major concern for the church. What is it that every child should know? First, every child should learn the value of working hard and not giving […]

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Why You Need to be Grateful–Today!

Over the weekend I read an article by Jennifer Breheny Wallace about the importance–I would say necessity–of gratitude and why it should be a big part of our lives. The article ostensibly had to do with entitled children and their expectation that all of the world should revolve around them. But it soon became an […]

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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)