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2018 Best Practices (#1)

New Year’s resolutions are almost universally accepted and encouraged. It is also almost universally accepted that “resolutions are made to be broken.” Instead of resolutions, should we be speaking of habits? Would it be better to think of principles that we live by that form who we are? When we deal with principles, we describe […]

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Does It Matter Who Wins?

It’s election day. Does it matter who wins? I remember the first time I heard someone say, “I’m not going to vote. It doesn’t matter who wins. They are all corrupt.” I was 12 years old. Even at age 12, that statement didn’t make sense to me. It still doesn’t. Let’s examine the statement that […]

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Be Careful How You Think of Yourself

How are you thinking of yourself? How we think of ourselves is massively important. Remember, as a person thinks in his heart, that’s who he is. Therefore, how you think about yourself truly has long lasting significance. With that in mind, let’s look at two things we need to be careful about as we think […]

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You Can Do It!

“But it’s always too soon to give up on God. . . .Whatever your Father calls you to do, he will empower you to do. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13).”–Jim Denison. “When we work, we work; but when we pray, God works”–Max Lucado. “God will do nothing on […]

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God Has No Throw Away People

Yesterday I challenged the people of my church to use their influence for the kingdom of God. Inevitably, when a pastor makes that kind of challenge, some–maybe many–people will immediately go to the default setting that says “I am not worthy.” How do you get beyond those feelings? What principles can we emphasize to counteract […]

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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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No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. — 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)