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The Word for Today (September 6, 2019)

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6). I continue to be amazed at how many times the Bible tells us to be strong and courageous and […]

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Why I Am Impressed with Nehemiah

“What impresses you about Nehemiah?” What a great question to be asked. Actually, there is a lot about Nehemiah that impresses me. Let me answer that question for you. First, I am impressed with Nehemiah’s emphasis on prayer. Nehemiah prayed fervently and with importunity (as Jesus emphasized when He told us to keep on asking, […]

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The Best Story of the Day

Yesterday was a momentous day. Listening to the news was like riding a roller coaster. Think of all the things in the news. Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Senate, the NATO summit, President Trump’s meeting with Teresa May and coming meeting with Vladimir Putin–what a news day. According to which network you watched, you were […]

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2014 Will Demand These Qualities

“One man with courage makes a majority”–Andrew Jackson. “Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised”–Walt Disney. “The glory of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invaribly attracts it”–Martyn Lloyd-Jones. “Will God ever ask you to do something you […]

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Speaking To College Students

This week I am at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana, speaking to college students. I have the wonderful privilege of speaking on campus during a lecture series established in memory of Perry Sanders, the long time pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lafayette, Louisiana, and a friend of mine. Speaking to a new generation […]

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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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Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. — Psalm 119:18 (NIV)