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Born: 1963-03-05
Profession: Clergyman
Nation: American
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I say, don't try to fight your own battles because God will do it.

Tags: Fight, God, Try

I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.

Tags: Dad, Father, God

If you want to rear financial blessings, you have to sow financially.

Tags: Blessings, Financial, Sow

I've always been - you know, my personality is motivating and encouraging. And so I'm just being who God made me to be.

Tags: God, Motivating

Prospering just doesn't have to do with money.

Tags: Money, Prospering

I mean we all need a second chance sometimes.

Tags: Chance, Mean, Sometimes

Gays are some of the nicest, kindest, most loving people in the world.

Tags: Gays, Loving, Nicest

God wants to bless us where we are.

Tags: Bless, God, Wants

My message is that God is a good God.

Tags: God, Good, Message

We were old sinners - but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.

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My biggest hobby is hanging out with my family and kids.

Tags: Biggest, Family, Kids

I don't think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.

Tags: God, Intended, Marriage

I don't like to beat people down. They need to be lifted up.

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I think God's justice is making wrongs right.

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Most people already know what they're doing wrong. When I get them to church I want to tell them that you can change.

Tags: Change, Tell, Wrong

People in tough times - it doesn't mean they don't have a great attitude.

Tags: Attitude, Great, Mean

The death of my father is probably the biggest thing that I ever faced. Daddy and I were best friends.

Tags: Best, Death, Father

I don't mind saying, you know, that I don't take a salary from the church, and God has blessed me with more money than I could imagine from my books.

Tags: God, Mind, Money

I think Bible principles are principles for life.

Tags: Bible, Life, Principles

Life's a fight. It's a good fight of faith.

Tags: Faith, Good, Life

I'm not for gay marriage, but I'm not for discriminating against people.

Tags: Against, Gay, Marriage

I try to speak in everyday language. I feel like God has gifted me to take Bible principles and make them practical.

Tags: God, Speak, Try

I'm very careful about saying who would and wouldn't go to heaven. I don't know.

Tags: Careful, Heaven, Saying
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A lot of churches have not moved with the times.

Tags: Churches, Moved, Times

Sometimes, I think if you get away from what you're called to do, it's more of a distraction.

Tags: Away, Sometimes

I've never preached one sermon on money, on just finances. I want to stay away from it.

Tags: Away, Money, Stay

I don't argue when people say that my message is simple, but I believe Jesus' message was simple.

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I don't believe we are supposed to go through life defeated and not having enough money to pay our bills or send our kids to college.

Tags: Enough, Life, Money

I have always believed in God.

Tags: Believed, God

A lot of people have it a lot worse than you do.

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I don't have all the answers.

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I don't know what can be so dangerous about giving people hope.

Tags: Dangerous, Giving, Hope

Sometimes when you take strong stands, if you're not called to do it, you're dividing the audience you're trying to reach.

Tags: Sometimes, Strong, Trying

To me, we're marketing hope.

Tags: Hope, Marketing

God's desire is that we excel.

Tags: Desire, Excel, God

I believe the scripture says that being gay is a sin.

Tags: Gay, Says, Sin

Sometimes what works 40 years ago doesn't work today.

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It's amazing how people will give when you don't ask. Many of them send money because they believe in the message.

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I don't go down the road of condemning.

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I don't want to just preach to the church. I feel like I have a broader message.

Tags: Church, Message, Preach

I'm not looking to exclude people, I'm looking to include them.

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I'm not trying to follow a set of rules and stuff. I'm just living my life.

Tags: Life, Living, Trying

The Hindus are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

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I don't dislike anybody.

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I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.

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I'm trying to make God more relevant in our society.

Tags: God, Society, Trying

I like to think my dad was easygoing and kind, and I think some of those things have been passed down. I am like him in a sense of being positive and hopeful. He was compassionate, and I've got a lot of that in me as well.

Tags: Dad, Him, Positive

I deal with more practical issues of the Bible.

Tags: Bible, Deal, Issues

I didn't try to copy my dad or fit into the pressure or the mold that everybody tried to make me fit into.

Tags: Dad, Everybody, Try

I think the word rich is all relative.

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I write all my sermons.

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I'm a reverend and a pastor. A pastor of the church. I go by usually pastor.

Tags: Church, Pastor, Reverend

Mormonism is a little different, but I still see them as brothers in Christ.

Tags: Brothers, Christ, Mormonism

My dad had a church of 90 people when I was born. It was just, over the years it continued to grow.

Tags: Born, Church, Dad

On Sundays when I speak, I hopefully give somebody something that they can use the next day at work or at home.

Tags: Give, Home, Work

People define Christianity differently. I think a large portion of our population are Christians, they're not all growing in their faith, they're not all active, but I believe that a lot of people believe in Jesus and believe that he is their Lord and Savior.

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Well I think a lot of times we're putting things off and I'm going to do it later. I'm going to break this bad habit or I'm going to pursue this dream or I'm going to treat my spouse better.

Tags: Bad, Dream, Treat

You may never get to that perfect world that you're waiting for where everything's going to be perfect and you got that much money and your house paid off.

Tags: May, Money, Waiting

My parents were the same in the pulpit as they were at home. I think that's where a lot of preachers' kids get off base sometimes. Because they don't see the same things at both places.

Tags: Home, Parents, Sometimes

There's pros and cons of a big church. Cons is I don't get to know everybody, I don't get to go to their ballgame, I don't get to marry everybody, but the pros are you get all this community, 800 ushers come in to serve, getting there at 7 in the morning on their day off and coming in on Saturday to make all those wafers.

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Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.

Tags: Attitude, Life, Positive

When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.

Tags: Blessed, Faith, God

Faith activates God - Fear activates the Enemy.

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God didn't make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.

Tags: Faith, God, Yourself

Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it's hard. When you do that you are passing the test. And God promises you your marked moments are on their way.

Tags: Attitude, God, Good

You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.

Tags: Change, Communication, Life

Do all you can to make your dreams come true.

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Why don't you start believing that no matter what you have or haven't done, that your best days are still out in front of you.

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A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do.

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You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.

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It's God's will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty. It's God's will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt.

Tags: Debt, God, Poverty

You may make some mistakes - but that doesn't make you a sinner. You've got the very nature of God on the inside of you.

Tags: God, Mistakes, Nature

If we say it long enough eventually we're going to reap a harvest. We're going to get exactly what we're saying.

Tags: Enough, Reap, Saying

I'm going to let God be the judge of who goes to heaven and hell.

Tags: God, Hell, Judge

God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us.

Tags: Future, God, Money

I'm not the judge. You know, God didn't tell me to go around judging everybody.

Tags: God, Judge, Judging

We need to show mercy. I mean, because as much mercy as you show people, that's the mercy you're going to be receiving.

Tags: Mean, Mercy, Show

Only God can look at somebody's heart.

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If Jesus were here today, he wouldn't be riding around on a donkey. He'd be taking a plane, he'd be using the media.

Tags: Here, Jesus, Today

Let go of yesterday.

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If you give, you will be blessed.

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I believe God gives you the grace to do what you need to do.

Tags: Gives, God, Grace

People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.

Tags: Future, Great

You can be happy where you are.

Tags: Happiness, Happy

You know, there is always times where you feel discouraged and things coming against you, but I don't know if I ever wanted to throw in the towel.

Tags: Against, Times, Wanted
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