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How Can We Best Serve America?

In his 1961 inauguration address, newly elected President John F. Kennedy challenged the American people to “Ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.” His challenge ignited a whole generation to think differently about the country. Those first patriots, most of whom suffered greatly and lost much, […]

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Is it Time to Re-read the Declaration of Independence?

It did me good to re-read the Declaration of Independence. You might be helped and enlightened by it as well. IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with […]

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Christianity And The Fourth Of July

On the 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, why does this seem less of a celebration? We know where we’ve come from. How did we get where we are today? Today, we are in the middle of learning how our freedoms have been eroded by government. The Internal Revenue Service uses its (800 pound […]

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One Nation Under God

Though controversial for many people our Pledge of Allegiance to the flag contains these wonderful words: “One Nation Under God.” But, are they accurate? Are they accurate for you? What about our government and those who lead us? At least for the founding fathers, these words certainly appear to be accurate. Many of those who […]

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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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He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? — Romans 8:32 (NIV)