Yearly Archive
for: ‘2013’



All Things Israel

I love all things Israel. When I began work on my Doctor of Theology degree at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, I knew I wanted to study the Bible but I had a number of programs from which to make my choice. My decision became easier as I thought about how much I love the […]

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Why Good Things Happen At Church

Years ago I preached a sermon with the title: “Why Good Things Happen At Church.” I have no idea what I said–I only remember the title. I do remember we had seen good things happening at church, and I wanted to reinforce good decisions and attitudes. Though I really don’t remember what I said or […]

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Quotations You Can Use (April 5, 2013)

“Sin is an unpopular subject, and Christians are often criticized for going on about it too much. But they only do so because they are realists. Sin is not a convenient invention of church ministers to keep them in their job; it is a fact of human experience”–John Stott, Basic Christianity, 65. “Once we recognize our need […]

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The Amazing Difference Jesus Makes

The story of Louie Zamperini is a remarkable story of patriotism, courage, and determination, but it’s not the end of the story. The even more amazing story is what God did in Louie Zamperini’s life through faith in Christ. Click here to see the story of Louie Zamperini’s remarkable life.  After Louie Zamperini returned to California upon his release from […]

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The Remarkable Story of Louie Zamperini

I want to thank my daughter Anna for encouraging me to read the story of Louie Zamperini. She kept telling me that she was reading another book by Laura Hillenbrand that was very good. We both read Seabiscuit by Hillenbrand a few years ago. Later, Seabiscuit was made into a delightful movie. The book Anna […]

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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 I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)