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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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The Number One Reason Why Missionaries Leave the Field

Do you remember why most people change jobs? I wrote about that several days ago.  It’s the age-old problem of relationships.Now there has been a new study of why most missionaries leave the field. When I read the headline I immediately thought of several areas that would impact missionary service. I thought of money, family, […]

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Christians Are Using the Wrong Words

I believe Christians are using the wrong words. What words are you using to describe your church? If your friends knew nothing about your church except the words you use again and again, how would they describe it? Think about the Christian buzzwords. Maybe the most used words in church are “traditional”, “contemporary,” or “modern.” […]

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Five Practical Steps for Wise Speech

How many times have you asked yourself: “Why did I say that?” Or, maybe you asked: “How could I say that?” Nothing seems to be as easy as saying something dumb. None of us wants to misspeak or say things we shouldn’t. What can we do to minimize our unwise words? Here are five practical […]

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So . . .

As I drove to work yesterday morning, I listened to an interview. The interview itself wasn’t really important. In fact, I don’t know who the person was being interviewed. I turned on the radio in the middle of the interview and missed most of what was being said. What attracted my attention was the word […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)