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Dealing with Dangers, Toils, and Snares

You probably know the gospel hymn that says “through many dangers, toils, and snares we have already come.” Life, especially a life devoted to God’s service, will be filled with dangers, toils, and snares. That is certainly what happened to the apostle Paul almost everywhere he went. Recently, I have been studying the church at […]

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Why We Must Have a Barnabas

Recently, I have been teaching through the Acts of the Apostles, and it has been fascinating and enlightening for me. I learned years ago that “the one teaches is the one who learns.” If you want to learn, find a group or an individual with whom you can share your insight, understanding, and preparation. Here […]

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My Sorrow Over Syria

I am sorrowing over Syria. To date, about 100,000 people have died in Syria’s civil war. Recently, 0ver 1400 people died from chemical weapons. America and the world is wondering what to do. President Obama has threatened attacks because of the weapons. In America, we rightfully grieve over the 3000 people killed on 9/11. Can […]

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How God Uses Different People

Putting together a team (in a business or an organization) usually follows one of two paths. Either the team is made up of very similar people or the team is composed of people with widely varying backgrounds and gifts. God’s plan seems to be the latter. God used the church at Antioch in Syria to send […]

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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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To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. — Colossians 1:27-28 (NIV)