Betrayed by Friends and Leaders

Mark 14 is the story of betrayal. Jesus Christ, the one sent from God, was rejected and betrayed by those who knew Him best and by those given the responsibility of leading the people of Israel. Notice the betrayal. First, he was betrayed by one of his own. Enemies can hurt, persecute, manipulate, and reject, […]

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Sending the Good News

I thrill to hear the stories of how the gospel is going out all over the world. Everyday around the world there is a day of Pentecost where more than 3000 people have been saved. Africa, Asia (particularly China), and South America are on fire for the gospel. Don’t you wish we could see that […]

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“Jesus Paid it All”

As Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday draw nearer, we are drawn to the work of Christ on the cross, What He did for us is beyond amazing. He truly did “pay it all.” Yesterday morning Martha was playing “Jesus Paid it All.” it was a beautiful rendition of a Christian classic. While hymns come and […]

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A Verse Which Should Sober Us

Yesterday I read through the Apostle John’s first epistle. John’s purpose in writing was so that believers may know that they have eternal life. He did not want believers to “hope,” he wanted them to “know” that they have eternal life (1 John 5:13). John’s theme in his letter is love for brothers and sisters […]

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What Matters in Prayer

When we pray, we please God. God’s Word tells us to pray in all times and in all things. Paul said that prayer is the antidote for anxiety. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which […]

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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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Verse of the Day

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NIV)