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Learn from God and Live for Him

More and more I find myself being drawn to the Proverbs. I am afraid that in the past I have not taken this teaching of God seriously enough. God gave the Proverbs to teach the people of Israel to learn from God and to live for Him. As you go through the Proverbs, this twin […]

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The Sum of All Our Decisions

We live in a world of decision making. One way to describe life is that life is the sum of all our decisions. From our earliest remembrances until our death bed, we are decision makers. While we can think that we have a myriad of options, in reality we only have two. There are two […]

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Making Decisions–Seeking God

Last Thursday I felt particularly burdened about many of the decisions we have as a church. These are not bad decisions we have to make. In fact, for the most part they are normal decisions churches–especially growing churches–have to make. As I moved through what became a busy day with even more decisions than I […]

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My Way or the Highway

“My way or the Highway” is a popular way to describe football coaches, CEOs, or some other authoritarian leader. As long as we are not the ones on the end of the highway part, we often think this is the way to make decisions and to provide leadership. The problem is that “my way” often […]

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How I Make Difficult Decisions

Someone famously said: “Either you’re in a crisis, coming out of a crisis, or one is brewing and is on its way.” It seems so true doesn’t it? We seem often to be in crisis mode. I remember years ago that Martha and I were dealing with a major church crisis. As the days turned […]

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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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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:14 (NIV)