Reaching the Cities

This week I had an interesting teleconference interview about reaching the hard to reach cities of America. This coincides with the North America Mission Board emphasis of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to our nation and the North American continent and with the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering to reach America. The North American Mission […]

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Everything is Different Now

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle”–Benjamin Franklin. In the cross of Christ which brings our justification, “The whole tenor of our life has changed. Everything is different now, because we ourselves are different. . . .No Christian who has grasped these truths could ever seriously contemplate reverting to the old […]

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How Not to Be a “Snowflake”

Early this morning I watched a business show that interviewed a CEO about hiring “snowflakes.” You probably know something about the so-called “snowflakes.” The term “snowflake” was popularized during the time of campus protesting about the election of President Donald Trump. Snowflakes are part of the millennial generation and are also known for being hyper sensitive. […]

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What Caused Those First Disciples to Believe?

We celebrate Easter and the resurrection for one reason–because the early disciple gave testimony that Jesus arose from the dead and made numerous appearances to His disciples. What made them believe? They certainly had plenty of evidence. The empty tomb gave a strong reason to believe that Jesus is alive. Matthew noted that the Jewish […]

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Let Your “Yes be Yes”

It’s easy–and tempting–to be dishonest and to speak lies. It seems that we find every way possible not to speak the truth. Jesus dealt with this tendency in the Sermon on the Mount. In this discourse (Matthew 5:33–37), he reminded His followers of the teaching of the Law and its interpretation by the rabbis. They tended to […]

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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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For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, — Philippians 1:29 (NIV)