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Praying Specifically

I often find that my prayers, while sincere and fervent, are too general in nature. It’s easy to pray for all the missionaries when we could be praying for real people in real situations. Paul’s prayers were specific and targeted. He wanted the churches to follow Christ devotedly and completely. He prayed for their spiritual […]

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A Different Kind of Checklist

Yesterday, I preached from Ephesians 1:3-4 about a “Checklist for Getting Close to God.” This passage is a great checklist for living close. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Just as He chose us in Him […]

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Things for Which We Can Be Thankful

Psalm 103 is and has been one of my favorite passages of Scripture. It gives matchless praise to God for all He has done and for his wonderful blessings. I particularly love Psalm 103 because it reminds us of the many things of which we should be grateful. These verses were my prayer time yesterday […]

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How to Pray for Your Church

Every church needs prayer. I want to encourage you to pray for yours. When Paul wrote to the church at Colossae, he began the letter by pledging to pray for them. He had specific reasons for praying for them, primarily because they were under attack by false teachers. Every church needs prayer that we would […]

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“I Pray That You Do Good in Life”

My office door is filled with “homemade” cards from the children of our church. All of our pastors have the same kind of decoration on their doors as well. Every time I walk into the office I smile either outwardly (a lot of times) or inwardly. The cards came from our children’s ministry where the […]

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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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Verse of the Day

When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” — Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV)