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Let’s Start Something New

I love the beginning of the new year. You probably do as well. I love having a blank slate and a whole year to work with. More than anything else, I love being able to change my old habits and institute new ones. I have a suggestion for all of us: Let’s start something new! […]

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Three Fallacies About Giving

Yesterday at First Baptist Church, I preached on “Ten Truths for Christian Giving.” These truths ranged from “God loves a cheerful giver” to “Giving is a matter of the heart.“ I tried to cover the gamut of the theology of giving from Scripture. I enjoyed preaching on this subject, and our people responded graciously. Of […]

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What Would Malachi Tell Us Today?

Recently I have been studying the prophecy of Malachi. Malachi is widely understood to have been the last prophet of Old Testament times. From the time of Malachi to the beginning of New Testament times, there was no prophet speaking to the people of Israel. Malachi had a unique perspective and message. What would he […]

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Seven Things I Taught My Children About Money

Finances make up a big part of life. After all, we all have to eat and we all need a place to live. How you use your finances will determine a lot about you. That’s why I made money part of my “Starting Over” sermon series. What do we need to know about money? Here […]

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Learning To Give Cheerfully

Paul asked the church at Corinth to be “cheerful givers” by giving for the relief of the saints in Jerusalem. Our God extends that same plea to the church as a whole as we use our material resources for His kingdom. What does “cheerful giving” mean? First, it implies a radical departure from the self-centeredness […]

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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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If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. — James 1:5 (NIV)