The Two Most Unlikely People

Were there ever two more unlikely people than Joseph and Mary? Is there any more improbable event  than the birth of Jesus Christ? Joseph and Mary were peasants from an obscure village in an obscure part of the world. Only the events of of the birth of Jesus Christ could have made them known by […]

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Wouldn’t You Like to be Part of This?

Last week I read of an organization dedicated to taking the gospel to the nations (especially to people groups who have never heard the gospel) that did the following last year in hard to reach places: Shared the gospel with 1,623,410 people Saw 87,287 new believers come to Christ Trained 12,883 new pastors I immediately […]

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Why is Life Filled With Storms?

Life is filled with storms. Maybe that is why we often find storms in the Bible. Jesus calmed the sea, and Paul and his companions rode out a terrible storm in the Mediterranean (Acts 27). What should we take from the storm on Paul’s journey as a prisoner to Rome? Why is this included in […]

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Pray for Persecuted Believers

Reports surfaced yesterday about the persecution of churches and church members in China. Sometimes its easy to forget that China is a communist, authoritarian society. In spite of unprecedented growth of the church in China, churches and individual Christians are experiencing very difficult times. The latest, most difficult persecution began December 9 in Sichaun Province […]

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What Does This Mean?

Early Saturday morning a friend–a very good friend–sent me a picture of a December 2018 calendar. Accompanying the calendar was an explanation. December 2018 is the only December in our lifetime that will have five Saturdays, five Sundays, and five Mondays. It really is an interesting phenomenon. According to his explanation, it only happens once every […]

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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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Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. — Proverbs 14:22 (NIV)