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What Matters in Prayer

When we pray, we please God. God’s Word tells us to pray in all times and in all things. Paul said that prayer is the antidote for anxiety. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which […]

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Three Proverbs That Have Blessed My Life

Have you really read the biblical book of Proverbs? I would encourage you to read and to absorb the teaching of this Old Testament book. There are many different ways to read the Bible. Many people read the Bible through in a calendar year. Others read a book at a sitting. For example, you could […]

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Who Are You?

I am amazed at how the Apostle Paul dealt with controversy and false teachers. False teachers, often known as Judaizers, attacked the churches of Colossae (and presumably Hieropolis and Laodicea) with an issue about receiving the fullness of the gospel. While we don’t know much about the heretical teaching, we do know that many false […]

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What Did Paul Mean by Being Content?

One of the most amazing statements in Scripture is when Paul said,“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation“ (Philippians 4:12). He then went on to say, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength“ (Philippians 4:13). What did he mean by being content, and how should we […]

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The Safest Place to Live

“The reason our secular culture is so obsessed with preparing for the future is that so few trust the God of the future. We would do well to remember Jesus’ parable of the ‘rich fool’ to whom God said, ‘This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will […]

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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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May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)