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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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“Freedom lies in being bold”–Robert Frost. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air”–John Quincy Adams. “We must substitute courage for caution”–Martin Luther King, Jr. “Courage is doing what is right even when you are afraid”–Waylon Bailey “To live is to roll up your sleeves and embrace […]

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Why Courage Matters

God commanded Joshua to be strong and courageous. In fact, in four short verses He told Joshua three times to be strong and courageous. The last of these verses shows the importance of what God said: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the […]

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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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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)