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Life Has Never Been Easy

Life has never been easy, and it is certainly not easy now. We have to deal with human sin and with our enemy who goes to and fro seeking to steal, kill, and destroy. How do we deal effectively with our common problems? First, we must recognize reality. Too many people want to live in […]

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An Amazing Turn of Events

Some things are simply astounding. Last week I studied the events surrounding a businesswoman named Lydia who lived in Philippi in the Roman province of Macedonia (modern-day Greece). In the beginning I simply wanted to know about Lydia’s life. But as I studied I noticed something amazing. It had to do with the treatment of […]

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Seeking God’s Guidance

God wants to guide you through life. The whole history of Israel and the history of the church revolves around the leading and direction of God. What God did for His people during the Exodus is a beautiful event. God led the people by a cloud during the day and by fire at night. Later, […]

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Courage That Counts

For years, this has been my definition of courage: Courage is doing right even when you are afraid. With that definition, Paul and Silas were men of exemplary courage. They carried the gospel to Europe in the midst of almost every kind of persecution. Acts 16 and 17 describes the first missionary thrust into the […]

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What Can One Person Do?

When we look at the sadness in our world, this seems to be the most often asked question: “What can one person do?” We’ve all been there. When we see millions of hungry people, what can one person do? When we see national budget deficits, what can one person do? When we see a culture […]

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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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[BOOK I Psalms 1–41] Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. — Psalm 1:1-2 (NIV)