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God’s Will

“The key to knowing [God’s] present-tense will is present-tense surrender to his will. Sign a blank check and let him fill in the amount. Give him each day as it comes, trusting him to lead and use you as he wishes. There can be only one driver behind the wheel of your heart, only one […]

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New Words for the New Year

“But I do know this about the future: it comes one day at a time. And the safest way to prepare for tomorrow is to be right with God today. . . . When we consult God before we serve him, he is able to lead us according to his ‘good and acceptable and perfect’ […]

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Knowing and Doing God’s Will

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose”–Jim Elliott. “The more difficult our obedience, the greater our reward. I came to this conviction recently when reading Revelation 14. Verse 7 commands us to ‘fear God and give him glory.’ Why? In New Testament times worshipping the Roman […]

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Searching for Glowworms

Martha and I have been searching for Glowworms lately. Of course, we first had to figure out what glowworms are. While reading “The Secret of Guidance” by F.B. Meyer we ran across an interesting quotation concerning glowworms. Meyer described how to discern the direction and guidance of God. He talked about what he called the […]

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Three Things I Care About

As a pastor of a church, people often want to know what I enjoy doing or what matters to me. They often mean, “what are your hobbies and what do you like to do just for fun?” It’s important, of course, for those who attend FBC Covington and worship with me to know those kinds […]

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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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