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2018 Best Practices (#2)

Recently, I wrote about best practices for 2018. You can see the entire list here. “Play the Movie“ made the list as my number one best practice. You can view it here. The number two best practice for 2018 is to “Bracket Your Day.“ By bracketing your day I mean beginning that day with God […]

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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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A Beginning Point for Prayer

You may be beginning to pray or you may be beginning again. Good for you. What should you do as you seek to deepen your prayer life? Let’s remember no one on earth has a precise formula for prayer. Prayer is so much more than a formula or a recitation. It is coming into the […]

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I Love This Passage of Scripture!

I love the fourth chapter of Philippians! I once had a seminary professor who was a great teacher of the Bible. We asked him one day, “What is your favorite book of the Bible?“ He responded rather quickly, “My favorite Bible book is the one I’m studying right now.“ That has often been my sentiment […]

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Your Church’s Security

I’ve been thinking about church security since the 1990s. I distinctly remember when it  became a major item on my radar. It was a Wednesday night when we heard of a church shooting in Fort Worth, Texas. It was a Baptist church whose Wednesday night service seemed very similar to what we did at that time on a Wednesday […]

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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

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)