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Can You Do It?

My final post on forgiveness (at least for a while) asks the most important question of all: Can I do it? Can I really forgive and let go? Can I release whatever bitterness, resentment, or hurt that I feel? We all struggle with those times. We wonder if we can really forgive ourselves, other people, […]

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Forgiveness Is A Life Long Commitment

Thank you for your intense interest in the sermon series “Forgiving and Letting Go.” In one sense the series has been difficult for all of us–difficult for me to preach and difficult to have to confront our need to forgive. We normally refuse to really consider the difficult events of life. We stuff our problems deep inside […]

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Wise Words For The Man Of God

“Leaders need the head of a scholar, the heart of a child, and the hide of a rhinoceros”–David Dockery. “Kindness is the oil that lubricates the machinery of life”–Mark Graham. “When you change the way you look at things. the things you look at change”–Wayne Dyer. “A preacher is like every other redeemed sinner. His […]

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The Two Sides Of Forgiveness

Recently, I was reminded of the two sides of forgiveness. Christians have a responsibility to one another. We have the responsibility to bear one another’s burdens and to help one another in our obedience to Christ. These are the two sides. First, I have the absolute responsibility to forgive and let go. Nothing can take […]

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The Plan For 2020

For almost two years I have had the privilege to serve as president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. I’ve enjoyed traveling over the state and seeing the ministry of Louisiana Baptists firsthand. Getting to meet new people who love and serve God has been a real treat. The major emphasis of my presidency has been […]

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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 this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, — Colossians 1:9 (NIV)