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The Cincinnati Bengals and Finishing Well

I enjoyed watching the National Football League playoffs over the weekend. While I didn’t get to see any game in its entirety, I was able to watch parts of several games and to keep up with the outcomes of each one. Several had very exciting endings. None of the games was more interesting– – or […]

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The Importance of the Public Reading of Scripture

“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching” (1 Timothy 4:13). I had never really thought about what Paul meant as he wrote to young Timothy (based on what we know in Scripture, Timothy would be between 34-39 years old at this point. See William Hendriksen, New […]

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Some Things Which Have Blessed My Life

Some things simply bless your life. Here are three which have blessed my life in recent years. Of course, God’s blessings and mercies are new every morning. He is the father of lights and the giver of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17). Therefore, His blessings are myriad in nature. I thank God for such […]

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My Greatest Stress Reliever

I am doing as much as I have ever done in my life. I am continuing to preach three times on Sunday, once on Saturday, once on Tuesday and once on Wednesday. I am working as many hours as I have ever worked. I have less stress than I have ever had. I am amazed and […]

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Having Coffee with God

This morning I had coffee with God. This is the way it happened. I deliberately sought God in my life, looking at Scripture and spending time in intense and intentional prayer. I call this time “Having Coffee with God.” My den is set up perfectly. Martha and I have stuffed chairs with an ottoman. Between […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)