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Integrity and Leadership

“If you want to lead others, you’ve got to have their trust, and you can’t have their trust without integrity”–Corporate CEO. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The only people […]

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What Are You Doing Today?

“If Jesus returns tomorrow, then tomorrow I’ll rest from my labor. But today I have work to do”–Dietrich Bonhoeffer. “The worst in Mother Nature often brings out the best in human nature”–Florida Television Commentator. “My theology is that if I can see God moving through people, neighbors helping neighbors, I can shelve the bigger question […]

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You Can’t Delegate Doing the Right Thing

“You can’t delegate doing the right thing.” “The effective innovator is the person who is willing to share the credit generously for successes, and to carry gracefully by himself the blame for the failures”–Lyle Schaller, Parish Planning, 87. “[Do not] mistake politeness for agreement. People have a natural tendency to avoid disagreement or unpleasantness and nowhere is […]

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God’s Call and Our Response

A call is what you would do for nothing that others would not do for any amount of money. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”–Jeremiah 29:13. “God chooses, or elects, people for service. No one in the Old Testament is elected because of greatness (see Deuteronomy […]

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Churches and Health

“Church members are much more likely to criticize rather than evangelize. I call it “the great distraction.” I wish we could have a rule in churches that you can’t say anything critically until you have shared the gospel with someone. It would be a great source of church unity”–Thom Rainer. “The person who loves their […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)