What’s Your Story?: Top Posts For 2011 #8

People like people. Don’t think so? Just look at the number of people on Facebook and other social media sites. People are interested in the lives of other people and want to know their story. In a sense, we all want to know who we are and what makes us tick. We also want to […]

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What Every Husband Wants From His Wife Today

What is it that husbands want from their wives today? How about wives from their husbands? Obviously, we all want romance, although husbands and wives generally think of romance differently. Actually, we all want something else even more. The Bible spells it out clearly. Wives, for the most part want to be loved and cherished, […]

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Whitney, Drugs, and Sadness

Whitney Houston’s death made me so sad. I obviously was not alone. People around the world grieved over the death of this pop icon. She sold 170 million recordings. She was 48 years old. Martha and I spent some of Saturday night listening to some of her great hits.  “I Will Always Love You” once was voted the greatest love song […]

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Preaching For Easter And Beyond

Deciding what to preach is almost as difficult as preparing the individual sermons. The good news is that once you have made your decision about a series or a plan you are ready to do the intensive week by week preparation. I have two series for Easter (one before Easter and one that begins Easter Sunday) […]

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Today, I Am Catholic

Today, I am Catholic. Not because I necessarily agree with many positions of the Roman Catholic Church, but because I believe in religious liberty. There is no right more precious than the right to practice your religious beliefs. We enjoy the freedom of religion–not freedom from religion–as the first of our basic rights. Those who […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)