Yearly Archive
for: ‘2015’



Four Things the Church Simply Cannot Do

America, in the judgment of many people, is in moral free fall. We have gone away from God, and we are suffering the circumstances associated with a mind that simply does not work well (Romans 1:28). In America today the church stands the chance of being seen as quaint and insignificant. In this context, there […]

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When You Feel Like Giving Up

Sometimes life just seems to be too hard. You’ve probably experienced one of those times in your life. If you haven’t, you probably will. They seem to be universal. Sometimes life becomes so hard we feel like we have no other option than to give up. The apostle Paul knew a whole lot about hard […]

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Will the Supreme Court Decision Harm the Church?

Can the Supreme Court destroy the church in America? A different question – – can evil destroy the church? Will the Supreme Court decision harm the ministry of the church? Many people seem to have predicted the demise of the church in America. I disagree. Frankly, I do agree that nominal and/or cultural Christians may […]

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Is it Time to Re-read the Declaration of Independence?

It did me good to re-read the Declaration of Independence. You might be helped and enlightened by it as well. IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with […]

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America Needs Your Church

In World War II, a poster of Uncle Sam pointed right at you and said: “I want you for U.S. Army.” Those were frightening times for the whole world, but those were outside problems. I have no doubt Americans can deal with any problem with outside enemies. It’s the inside enemies that worry me. Today […]

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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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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)