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Scripture I Want to Emphasize in the New Year

One of the things I want to happen in the new year is to be more attune to Scripture. I want to make sure that I study, learn, and meditate Scripture. But that is not enough. I want to live Scripture. Here are Scripture passages I want to live by in the days ahead. “Rejoice […]

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Why I Love That Verse

  Do you ever hear people saying, “I love that verse of Scripture”? That’s the kind of remark I hear all the time. In fact, I hear myself saying that very often. Yesterday morning I heard myself saying that about Isaiah 26:3: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because […]

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“I Think I’ll Run Away”

I have grandchildren home with us this week–eight and four years old and we’re having a ball. Each night I get to read books. Last night I read “A Baby Sister for Frances.” It’s a delightful book about the big sister, Frances, who is feeling a little bit left out. Everything comes to a head […]

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Learning Scripture

If you want to grow in your faith and become like Jesus, you must – – absolutely must – – learn Scripture. I want to walk you through a simple exercise for learning Scripture and applying it to your life. Early yesterday morning I read Romans 15:13. This verse contains one of the concluding statements […]

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Why You Must Memorize Scripture

Scripture memorization is absolutely essential to a life of deep growth toward God. You can’t become like God unless you know what God is like. Scripture reading, study, meditating, and memorizing all help us to know who God is and what He is like. While the Bible never specifically tells us to memorize Scripture, it […]

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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

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)