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Build A Culture Not A Program

I love sports. I particularly love college sports. I remember my first college football game. It was the Auburn-Georgia game, 1957, I think. I remember Auburn won and won the National Championship. I remember the players’ names–Nix, Lorino, Zeke. I even remember the elderly man I sat in front of. He had a cane and […]

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I Am Sold on VBS!

I am sold on VBS! Vacation Bible School begins Monday. It’s going to be a really big day – – more than 1000 kids and hundreds of volunteers. It costs a lot of money and takes a tremendous amount of effort. I am thankful for the volunteers who have made this happen. Why am I […]

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Are You Superstitious?

Are you superstitious about the new year? I didn’t grow up in a superstitious family, but my family had a healthy appreciation for the traditions of their ancestors. For example, while sweeping up something or the other on New Year’s Day, my mother would smile and say you’re not supposed to sweep on New Year’s […]

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Five Goals for Reading, Memorizing, and Meditating on Scripture

I see two problems with the practice of spending time with God in Scripture and in prayer. First, we simply don’t make it a priority. A priority refers to that one thing that takes precedence over all other things. I fear we have simply not made reading, memorizing, and meditating on Scripture our priority. Second, […]

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Everybody’s Book

“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For the prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit”–2 Peter 1:20-21. “The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is […]

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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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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)