It’s Time to Pray

It’s time to pray. We need to see prayer as it really is. It’s an opportunity to connect with God in personal relationship and to cast all our needs upon him. I’d like to give you a few items for which you need to pray. First, pray for leaders over the nations (1 Timothy 2:1-4). […]

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The Importance of Mothers and Fathers

The Christian family “is of course the keystone of any Christian society. Let Christ be truly worshiped and served at the family altar, and we need not tremble for the Christian future of any country”–Archibald M. Hunter. “For the most part, children do not create problems; they reveal them. Parents who cannot discipline themselves cannot discipline their children. If […]

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The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

Yesterday morning I had the privilege to rise early (can you say 4:00 AM?) and attend the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The prayer breakfast is held each year at the beginning of the Louisiana legislative session. This was the 51st year for elected leaders and faithful pray-ers to join together. God commanded […]

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How to Live as Sheep in the Midst of Wolves

Last year on tax day, I wrote about my favorite verse of Scripture. It really isn’t my favorite verse, but it certainly is a very helpful verse. It’s helpful because it equips us to relate to an unbelieving world. Jesus and Paul as well as other biblical writers did their best to prepare us for […]

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My Take on “A.D.: The Bible Continues”

You may be aware that NBC is showing the sequel to Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s series  “The Bible” from a couple of years ago. I’ve watched the depiction of the resurrection, the ascension, and the work of the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts with great excitement. I’ve had many people who wanted […]

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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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If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. — Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)