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Why Churches Do Well

I am fascinated with churches. I always have been. One of the things I often ask is, “Why do churches do well?” Over the years I have preached sermons (based on Scripture, of course) with titles such as “Why Good Things Happen at Church.” Why do churches do well? Let me give three very general […]

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It’s Easy to be Proud

It’s easy to be proud. It has to be because we see so much of it and because God speaks so much against it. The Proverbs tell us that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (Proverbs 3:34, 29:23). Both James and Peter picked up these words from the Old Testament and […]

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The Power of Humility

In some ways, humility makes no sense. The Romans despised humility. For them it was not a quality to be esteemed but a weakness to be despised. I’ve often said that everyone admires humility as long as it’s not them who is being humble. While the Romans and others saw humility as weakness, God shows […]

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As the Heart Goes . . .

Jesus spoke clearly and authoritatively about the problems of rebellion, selfishness, and sin in our lives. He stated emphatically that sin comes from the heart. The heart was Jesus’ way of speaking about our inward being, which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Jesus said, “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders,  adulteries, fornications, […]

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Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones?

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” This demanding and astounding statement is found several times in Scripture. Humility comes near the very top of qualities which God desires of His people. This becomes very apparent in the way Jesus talked about pride, greatness, and humility. When the disciples asked who was greatest […]

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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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“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. — John 10:14-15 (NIV)