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Jason Dees

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JASON DEES: Fasting can help you work through issues with God's help

In the evangelical world, fasting is the most misunderstood of all of the spiritual disciplines.

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JASON DEES: When we date we should honor Christ

With spring just around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to give you aspiring lovers out there some tips on dating.

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JASON DEES: Have you really ever trusted the Lord for something great?

In 1827 and 1828, there was a huge revival that swept across Georgia. This revival was so great that church attendance in Georgia doubled between 1825 and 1830. Perhaps the most amazing story from this revival happened right here in Newton County.. In 1827, literally every person in the town

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JASON DEES: Success requires hard work, humility, fortitude to tackle undesirable tasks

One of the great truths of Scriptures comes from Proverbs 14:4 which says, "Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.". In other words, if you want to have a nice neat manger that isn't full of messy

JASON DEES: Performing community service allows us to follow Jesus' example

Over the next 10 weeks, the members of First Baptist Church of Covington are going to be out in the community serving our fellow citizens. This is all part of an annual effort at First Baptist called Bless the Community: 10 Projects in 10 Weeks.

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JASON DEES: Do you dress to glorify God?

If you come by the church office any given day of the week, you are likely to find me in a suit with a tie on. This has often led to confusion from church members and others in the community as I am often asked, "Why do you always dress up for work?"

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JASON DEES: Follow the example of Tim Tebow: stand up for your belief in Jesus

Well, 42.4 million Americans tuned in on Sunday to watch the Denver Broncos in a stunning 29-23 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. That made Sunday's game the highest rated NFL wildcard game since 1994, 18 years ago.

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JASON DEES: Take time to observe all the details in life God has provided us

Let me tell you about a friend of mine. Her name is Laura Wisner. She was a long time FBC choir member and is still a faithful member. Laura lives at the Remington House in Conyers and has to be one of the most colorful women there.

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JASON DEES: Evaluate, set goals, implement a plan for the new year

I'm writing this from a park bench just off River Street in Savannah that overlooks the Savannah Harbor and Hutchison Island. It is a great little spot in this world and if you've never been down here, I highly recommend it.

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JASON DEES: Soldiers reuniting with family at Christmas reminds us of our reconciliation with Christ

Whenever I have to travel there is a defining moment I look forward to every time. I call it the "TOTE," or Top of the Escalator, moment. If you have ever flown into Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, you know that all arriving passengers have to make their way up a long escalator on their way out.

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JASON DEES: At Christmas, remember that Jesus Christ is the redeemer of all of mankind's sins

The first mention of Jesus Christ the redeemer in the Scriptures and in all of human history comes just moments after man's first sin.. In Genesis chapter three after the horrible account of the conscious decision of Adam to trust the serpent rather than trust God, to desire to beIn world history God showed special strokes of grace to a people in the Middle East, the Hebrews, a nation He had called and blessed. From God's revelation to the Hebrews we learn more about this Savior, and we learn that He is to come from them and be one of them.

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JASON DEES: We should be aware of God's majesty and might and freely submit to Him

Almighty God, the Creator of all, the King of the Universe, the One who rules with power is so far beyond our comprehension or imagination. For us to imagine God or describe God is impossible; He is indescribable. Our minds cannot fully know His infinitude. Trying to capture the essence

JASON DEES: We should be aware of God's majesty and might and freely submit to Him

Almighty God, the Creator of all, the King of the Universe, the One who rules with power is so far beyond our comprehension or imagination. For us to imagine God or describe God is impossible; He is indescribable. Our minds cannot fully know His infinitude. Trying to capture the essence of God in words will always fall short of His glory and, therefore, we are only creating idols.

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JASON DEES: Let's get on mission to make Jesus great across the globe

Church life can often be frustrating because it often seems that we spend more time arguing with one another about small things than we do making disciples. We have an enemy and it is not our brothers and sisters in Christ, it is Satan and he is not sitting still. He is on the move and he wants to destroy the Church and the life of believers.

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JASON DEES: Let's get on mission to make Jesus great across the globe

Nearly 2,000 years ago Jesus challenged 11 men to get on mission with Him for the sake of His Kingdom.

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JASON DEES: True worship is seeking the pleasure of God

I got to see James Taylor a few months back and, as always with James Taylor, it was a great show. The man may be 63 but he can still rock. Thousands were there enjoying the beautiful night; they were out to have fun, and fun they had.

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JASON DEES: True worship is seeking the pleasure of God

I got to see James Taylor a few months back and, as always with James Taylor, it was a great show. The man may be 63 but he can still rock. Thousands were there enjoying the beautiful night; they were out to have fun, and fun they had.. As Taylor

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JASON DEES: Though churches differ, all should be a picture of the Kingdom of Christ

It doesn't take many clues to know a lot about a church. I can usually tell you when a church was founded, where it is located in the town, and its demographic just by hearing the church name.. In Baptist life if the church is a First church it is

JASON DEES: Consider that God became a man to save you

Incarnation. God incarnate, God made man, God becoming a man. Do you ever think about that, I mean really think about it? God the creator of the universe became a man and lived among us.

JASON DEES: America still responding to Sept. 11

Most of the people I know were not alive on Dec. 7, 1941 but most everyone I know remembers what happened that day. When people hear that date there is generally a feeling of pride that wells up in their hearts, not because of the horrible attacks at Pearl Harbor

JASON DEES: The mark of a true man is faithfulness

Let me tell you about my heroes. The first is James Brown. No, I'm not talking about James Brown the singer, although when the mood is right and "Papas Got a Brand New Bag" is playing, I can really "Shake Em Down.". No, I'm talking about James Brown the

JASON DEES: Teach kids to think about God

The apostle Paul once said to his disciple Timothy, "Train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come."Paul was rightly reminding his young friend

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JASON DEES: Hope for the nation lies with God

We have all been watching the news with anticipation, fear, and confusion these past several weeks as it appears that our nation's financial situation only continues to get worse.. This, of course, all came to a head on Friday when Standard and Poor's dropped the credit rating of the United