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Are You Ready for the Z’s?

The Z’s  are coming. Are you ready? Is the church ready? I’m somewhat fascinated with generational study. It’s interesting to see that generations are different in much the same way that individuals are different. For example, think about the “Builder Generation.” They returned from World War II and built the country. It even happened in […]

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It’s the Worst of Times

What do you do when you live in the worst of times? I was a preteen and teenager in the 1960s. Those were very difficult times. I remember well the horror of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. I lived in the state of Alabama during the Selma […]

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What Every Father Can Give His Children

Most of us can’t give our children everything we would like to give them. Sometimes we don’t need to give them everything, but there are some things we should all give our children which cost us nothing but time and effort. What is it that we can all give our children? First, we can all […]

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Where Have the Father’s Gone?

Years ago, Focus on the Family promoted a noble ministry to “the least of these.” That’s when they asked their supporters to send new Mother’s Day cards to incarcerated individuals around the country to send to their mothers for Mother’s Day. It was a tremendous hit. Prisoners requested more cards than could be provided on […]

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A Day for Fathers

“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow”–Reed Markham. “One of the biggest needs in our generation is for men to step into the lives of boys to train them, equip them, and cheer them on to grow up as they begin […]

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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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Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. — John 10:7, 9-10 (NIV)