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for: ‘April, 2019’



When No Decision is Good

I’m sure you have been in the kind of situation that I am going to describe. It’s a time when any decision you make will not be a perfect decision, maybe not even a good decision.There are times when you simply can’t win. In one sense, that was where Jesus was in the Garden of […]

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Who Was Simon of Cyrene?

Mark’s gospel tells us of Simon of Cyrene who was compelled to carry the cross (horizontal beam) of Jesus. Who was this man and who are Alexander and Rufus (Mark 15:21)? Simon is a common Hebrew name. This Simon of Cyrene is the man the Romans conscripted to carry the cross of Jesus. This is […]

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The Ironies of the Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus

Everyone who has been a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ for any length of time is well acquainted with the trial and crucifixion of our Lord. Jesus gave Himself freely and voluntarily to atone for our sins. While we know this wonderful fact, there are other areas that are striking in their truthfulness and […]

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Sending Hope

Last week I wrote about the opportunity we have to participate with 45,000 other Southern Baptist Churches to send missionaries, plant churches, and help in times of disaster across North America. The North American Mission Board helps in all those areas. We have the opportunity to help make a difference by giving through our annual […]

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The Law of Sowing and Reaping

Paul’s words are clear and to the point Whatever a man sows that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:6) The law of sowing and reaping is an universal and immutable law. It was true in ancient times, and it is true today. It applies to the physical world and to the world of the Spirit. […]

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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)