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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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Are You Happy or Sad about the Election?

One of the amazing aspects of the presidential election in America has been the number of people who are very happy and the almost equal number of people who are very sad. Whether you’re happy or sad about the election, here are some things we need to do. First, remember to pray for all those […]

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The Best Twenty Years!

Last week I had the opportunity to meet a man I had heard of but never met. He is in the construction industry – – an industry that I have a lot to do with right now. For several minutes we talked about the construction project. When that was complete, he changed the subject. He […]

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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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Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. — Romans 15:7 (NIV)