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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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Courage

“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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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. — 1 Peter 1:18-19 (NIV)