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How Do We Relate to Outsiders?

“Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of every opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person” (Colossians 4:5-6), One of the serious issues believers should deal with is how to conduct ourselves with outsiders. […]

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How Is that Working for You?

John Ortberg in his book entitled, “The Life You’ve Always Wanted“ told the story of a Senate hearing in the 1960s. The hearing had to do with changes to come in the country and in the world in the next few years because of technological revolution. According to Ortberg, senators heard how technology would change […]

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Living Blessed

Several years ago John Ortberg wrote a book on spiritual disciplines entitled, “The Life You’ve Always Wanted.” It deals with prayer, Scripture, solitude, and other practices which will bring us the kind of life and relationship with God we’ve always wanted. That seems to be the same kind of message Paul gave to the Church […]

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The Pastor Who Pleases God

I used to describe the most divisive issue in any church as any statement with the word “pastor” in it. Let’s face it, pastors are important to the church. In fact, almost everyone describes a church by its pastor. What should you say about a pastor? What should the pastor aspire to be? What could […]

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How Do You Survive the Worst of Circumstances?

We all know life can get you down. We all know that hard times come to us all and that we can’t get out of this world alive. How do you survive the worst of circumstances? Paul knew about the worst of circumstances. Over his life he faced shipwrecks, persecutions, and multiple beatings (2 Corinthians […]

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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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“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)