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Does God Really Work Everything for Good?

Not long ago I heard someone ask a serious, heartfelt question. They wanted to know if God really works all things for good? I think many people want to ask the same question and are looking for answers about the hard times of life. This seems to be the problem with so many people who […]

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Seven Ways to Bless Your Church

Do you wish your church could do better? I often hear people complaining about their church, wishing that it could do better or do more. To make your church better, you have to become better. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to talk to the leadership group of a church. The title of my […]

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Making Lasting Decisions

Our lives are made up of decisions. As we look back over life, we find that our lives are the sum of all our decisions. As you make your decisions, you reveal your future. We all know that good decisions are difficult to make. How can we learn to make better decisions? First, immerse yourself […]

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What Do You Struggle With?

Early in January, I sat on a plane flight next to a young father from Georgia. After we exchanged polite conversation, we settled in to the flight. He slept, and I worked on this new sermon series. When he awoke, he said: “You’re a preacher!” I laughed and said: “Yes, I am.” At that point, […]

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The Struggle Within

“So what is meekness? It feels like a weak character trait to me. However, meekness is not docility or timidity. Rather it is humility and patience while under provocation from others. This is certainly not one of my greatest strenghts. As my self-will takes over my calling to godliness, my pursuit to prove myself right […]

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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 our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. — Ephesians 6:12-13 (NIV)