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How Should We Use Our Words?

One of the themes of the Epistle of James is the proper use of words. James kept coming back to the theme of using words wisely. How should we use language, and what does James want us to understand? First, your speech reflects who you are and the God you serve. Since lost people don’t […]

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Could We Just Live In Ephesians 4?

I love Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. Ephesians is a letter concerning the church. Its themes are church themes and its teaching blesses the work and unity of the church. One of my favorite parts of Ephesians is Ephesians 4:24-32. Paul begins this section by reminding believers that we are new and that we should […]

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How I’ve Changed My Preaching Language

Over the past several months, I’ve changed my church language. Actually, this is something I’ve had to do over the course of my years as a preacher and a pastor. If you get stuck in the past or if you get stuck in old language, you lose much of your congregation. I fear that teachers, […]

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Beware Of Trolls

Last week one of the British newspapers discussed the problem of “trolls,” people who use the internet to provoke or demean other people. Most of those who do so use a pseudonym or “handle” which disguises their true identity. The problem has become widespread and in some cases deadly. The word “troll” is internet slang […]

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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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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)