‘Stories Worth Telling’



Real Persecution–Real Prayer

Monday, June 26, 2017, I received this email. It is from one of our ministry partners of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, who lives and ministers in India. Out of an abundance of caution, I am leaving out the names and pertinent information about the event. I will tell you that persecution of Christians has […]

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Pray Big

Several weeks ago as I enjoyed my morning time in devotion with God, I received a clear thought in my mind, “Your prayers are too small. Pray big.” I became very convicted that I indeed pray too small. While “pray big,” may not be Scriptural language, it certainly fits the teaching of Scripture. God tells […]

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The Worst Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Life becomes exceedingly hard. You and I know that life is filled with disappointing, frustrating, and anxious moments. Some of those times are simply overwhelming. When those times come, there are things you can do to help and things you can do to make your experience worse. Today I want to write about “The Worst […]

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Three Reasons Why I Am Blessed

I’m spent the last three days in Phoenix, Arizona, at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention. I love attending the convention. I usually spend a lot of time at the New Orleans Seminary Booth seeing people I taught and others I taught with at the seminary. It’s a great time. The other thing I look forward […]

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I Want to be that Man

“Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do [God’s] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys”–C. S. Lewis, the Screwtape […]

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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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He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? — Romans 8:32 (NIV)