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Learning to Serve Like Jesus

Jesus made it very clear that His coming into the world was unlike anyone else on earth. He came not to be served but to serve. He left that legacy to all those who would follow Him. How is it that we serve as He did? First, we recognize that our will must come under […]

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Seven Truths about Christian Giving

Earlier this week, I wrote about three fallacies of giving. Today I want to write about seven truths about Christian giving. I think of this as a theology of giving. It certainly does not encompass everything about giving, but it does give us some basics. Here are seven truths about our generosity and giving. First, […]

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Three Fallacies About Giving

Yesterday at First Baptist Church, I preached on “Ten Truths for Christian Giving.” These truths ranged from “God loves a cheerful giver” to “Giving is a matter of the heart.“ I tried to cover the gamut of the theology of giving from Scripture. I enjoyed preaching on this subject, and our people responded graciously. Of […]

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What Every Church Needs

Most of the people who read this blog are very much interested in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Most go to church and most want the church to do well. What is it that every church needs? Let me give you some ideas. First, people who pray. Almost always we look for the […]

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Don’t Get Tired

The Bible tells us not to get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up (Galatians 6:9). Those words could have been written for our current capital campaign and building expansion. We have already opened a major part of our building. If you have visited the […]

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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 commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. — Romans 13:9-10 (NIV)