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What Matters in Prayer

When we pray, we please God. God’s Word tells us to pray in all times and in all things. Paul said that prayer is the antidote for anxiety. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which […]

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When Life Becomes Hard

Whenever I write about the difficulties of life, I receive a relatively large number of comments. I understand why. We all face difficulties in life. You probably know the oft quoted saying about troubles. “You are either in the midst of trouble, you are coming out of a period of trouble, or you about to […]

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Why You Need to be Grateful–Today!

Over the weekend I read an article by Jennifer Breheny Wallace about the importance–I would say necessity–of gratitude and why it should be a big part of our lives. The article ostensibly had to do with entitled children and their expectation that all of the world should revolve around them. But it soon became an […]

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I Love This Passage of Scripture!

I love the fourth chapter of Philippians! I once had a seminary professor who was a great teacher of the Bible. We asked him one day, “What is your favorite book of the Bible?“ He responded rather quickly, “My favorite Bible book is the one I’m studying right now.“ That has often been my sentiment […]

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It’s Time to Decide Your Life’s Priorities

“The time for us to decide our life priorities is before they are tested. Only then can we be ready for challenges when they come”–Jim Denison. “We make our decisions, and then our decisions turn around and make us”–Frank Boreham. “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)