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Praying for Wisdom

All of us need God’s wisdom, even if we don’t always acknowledge that we do. How many times in your life have you said, “I just wish someone would tell me what to do?” Life can get very distressing. We truly do need God’s wisdom. Here is the good news. God has all wisdom, and […]

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Praying for What You Don’t Have

Sometime back in my teen years, my mother taught me about prayer. She said that many people pray what she called “Gimme, gimme, gimme” prayers. In case you missed the point, she meant that people are always asking God for things, usually selfish and trivial in nature. They are praying “Give me” prayers. What should […]

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Right Words at the Right Time

The Bible talks about words that are fitly spoken. “A word fifty spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). While I am not quite sure about the imagery of apples of gold in pictures of silver, I get the point. That is what you are to understand about the Proverbs. […]

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The Sum of All Our Decisions

We live in a world of decision making. One way to describe life is that life is the sum of all our decisions. From our earliest remembrances until our death bed, we are decision makers. While we can think that we have a myriad of options, in reality we only have two. There are two […]

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Seven Reasons You Should Pray

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do I pray?“ Do you know why you should pray? Here are seven reasons I believe you need to pray. First, you need to pray to meet God. Above all else, we need to be in the presence and under the leadership of the God of the universe. If […]

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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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My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)