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I Want to be Like Chick-fil-A

Martha and I have had some vacation and travel time which we have enjoyed immensely. As we traveled we have eaten a couple of times at a Chick-fil-A. Every time we pull into this fast food restaurant, we predictably talk about the same thing. It goes something like this, “Look at the number of cars!” […]

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What a Non-believer Can Teach Us About Jesus

You wouldn’t expect a non-believer to be able to teach you anything about Jesus, but one did and Jesus commended him for what he did and how he demonstrated his faith. Matthew gives us the account of the centurion (presumably a Roman and a gentile, possibly a proselyte to Judaism) who had a seriously ill […]

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Are You Praying Biblically?

A few days ago I wrote about “praying big.” I have been convicted that my prayers are too small. This revelation has made a big impact on me. I am also convicted that I must pray in ways which are consistent with the teaching of Scripture. The Bible tells us very much about prayer. We […]

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Why Faith Matters

“Nothing worth proving can be proven”–Alfred Lord Tennyson. “We walk by faith, not by sight”–2 Corinthians 5:7. “While we live in the present, it is hard to envision eternity. But one day soon, eternity will be all there is and we will be forever grateful that we chose faith”–Jim Denison. “Without faith, it is impossible […]

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Sergio Garcia and the Necessity of Perseverance

On Sunday, Sergio Garcia won the Masters golf tournament in what has been described as the best finish in Masters’ history. That is a lot of history, and a lot of great finishes. Garcia is a Spaniard who burst on the golfing scene some twenty years ago with a “can’t miss” tag on his back. […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)