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How Should We Use Our Words?

One of the themes of the Epistle of James is the proper use of words. James kept coming back to the theme of using words wisely. How should we use language, and what does James want us to understand? First, your speech reflects who you are and the God you serve. Since lost people don’t […]

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Do You Need A Bridle?

We all struggle with right speech. There’s just something about our tongues that give us trouble. Nowhere is that more evident than the words of the Apostle James. James was the (half) brother of Jesus. He grew up in the same house as the Lord but without believing in Him as the Christ. After the […]

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Twelve Words To Transform Your Life

Expositor Warren Wiersbe ended his discussion of the tongue and the words we speak (James 3:1-12) by giving twelve words which will transform your life. While you could add several words to the list, you can’t argue with his twelve words. You also can’t argue with the power of these words to change you and […]

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Is It The Truth?

My father and my maternal grandfather were both members of the Rotary Club. I have always thought of the Rotary Club as a great civic group. For example, their worldwide goal is the eradication of polio. Both my father and grandfather had the Rotary Four-Way Test prominently displayed in their business. The Four-Way Test asks […]

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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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Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. — Proverbs 17:9 (NIV)