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It’s Easy to Get Discouraged

It’s easy to get discouraged–when you are looking at the devil’s world and the devil’s work. When you look at what God is doing around the world, it is exciting, joyful, and encouraging. It’s so hard to take our eyes off what is happening around us and to look for the work of the Holy […]

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What Will Change the World?

We all want to see the world changed, and we all want to see it changed for good. How can that happen? First, we must look at the world realistically. World history has shown us plenty of people and groups who wanted to change the world to fit their view of what the world should […]

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What to Say When You’re Put on the Spot

Jesus warned us that persecution would come. It seems that the last 200 years in America has been the very unusual exception rather than the rule about Christians. Recently, I heard a speaker who named the three largest persecutors of Christians: 1) governments in general, 2) Islam, and 3) communism. Around the world, Christians suffer […]

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Faithful in the Worst of Times

Jesus told His followers that they should not worry when brought before governors and authorities. He promised to give them what to say in such times of persecution. Simon Peter urged the followers of Christ to always be ready to give an account for the reason of their hope in Christ. These statements are not […]

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A Reason for Hope

Over the last two weeks I have had the privilege of reading three books on how to share our faith. At the same time, I have studied in depth on the witness of Paul the Apostle. Doing both of these has confirmed some convictions I have long held. I also have seen anew that what […]

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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)