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Last Night’s Lottery

Yesterday afternoon I read a financial website concerning last night’s $700 million lottery. As you know people all over the country have been in a frenzy over such a large payout. Earlier in the day, I heard a discussion about getting lawyers to draw up papers in case people in an office were pooling their […]

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What Jesus Teaches Us About Generosity

Generosity is at the heart of God. As He is loving, kind, merciful, and just, He is also generous. He is the giver of all good gifts, and He is faithful to meet our needs. Jesus teaches His followers to be generous. The following are some of the things He wants us to know and […]

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Why It’s More Blessed to Give Than Receive

The Bible clearly states, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” As Paul planned to sail to Jerusalem, he met with the elders of the church at Ephesus, saying farewell and encouraging them in their work in the Lord. He reminded them of his labor among them over a three year period and […]

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The Remarkable Story of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Recently, I read a fascinating synopsis of the life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (By John Kincaid in Changing Lives Ministries). It was so good and so interesting that I had to do further research. Here’s what I found. You need to know this is a different Rockefeller then you may assume. His son, John […]

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What Now?

We’ve Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now what do we do? Actually, there’s a very viable option. It’s called Giving Tuesday. Started in 2012, Giving Tuesday has been widely accepted across the country, even the White House has adopted it. You probably need to save and need to be frugal, but you also need to […]

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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)