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for: ‘September, 2015’



Why Many Baptists Opposed the Pope’s Address to Congress

Baptists and religious liberty go hand in hand. Baptists were at the forefront of the adoption of the Bill of Rights – – the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. It is no question why freedom of religion is the first amendment to the Constitution. Freedom to worship and to practice faith as one believes […]

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The Pope’s Visit to America

I didn’t catch all the coverage last week about the pope’s visit to America, but I did keep up with the headlines. It was amazing to see the interest of so many people – – even non-religious people – – in the visit of Pope Francis to the United States. Two of the emphases of […]

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What Makes A Nation Great?

200 years ago France was the major world power. 100 years ago Great Britain was the major world power. 50 years ago people all over the world feared the rise of communism and the Soviet Union. None of those nations are world leaders any longer. What makes a great nation? Yesterday I preached from 2 […]

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Do You Have Any Extra Money?

It’s almost laughable isn’t it? Who has extra money? It seems there is never quite enough. But, this is a real question. Do have extra money that you could put to good use? I can give you many suggestions of how you might do that, but today I have only one suggestion for a way […]

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The Word of Our God Stands Forever

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path”–Psalm 119:105. “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever”–Isaiah 40:8. “Western civilization is founded upon the Bible; all our ideas, our wisdom, our philosophy, our literature, our art, our ideals come more from the […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)