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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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Is There Hope for Religious Freedom?

Yesterday’s United States Supreme Court decision brought hope that religious freedom in America may indeed continue. You probably know the particulars in the case. In 2012, a gay couple asked a Colorado baker to prepare a cake celebrating their same-sex wedding. The baker declined on the basis of his deeply held religious belief that same-sex […]

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Five “First Steps” to Help Your Friends Know Christ

We all have friends and family who are unchurched and apart from God, and we all want them to know Christ. Before you can take major steps to their hearing the Gospel, you often have to take baby steps or first steps. What are the first steps we can take to help our friends know […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)