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Churches and Health

“Church members are much more likely to criticize rather than evangelize. I call it “the great distraction.” I wish we could have a rule in churches that you can’t say anything critically until you have shared the gospel with someone. It would be a great source of church unity”–Thom Rainer. “The person who loves their […]

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Why Church Matters

“When a church goes into a community, the entire quality of life in the area goes up”–Thom Rainer. “The person who loves their dream of community will destroy their community, but the person who loves those around them will create community”–Dietrich Bonhoeffer. “And I also say unto you that you are Peter, and on this […]

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Christians, Voting, and Government

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act” – –Dietrich Bonhoeffer. “Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin” – – James 4:17. “It […]

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Are You Pleasing God or Pleasing Self?

“Whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Jesus”–2 Corinthians 5:9. “I have to learn to relate everything to the master ambition, and to maintain it without any cessation. My worth to God in public is what I am in private. Is my master ambition to please Him and […]

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What It Means To Really Live

“One day soon you will hear that I am dead. Do not believe it. I will then be alive as never before”–American evangelist Dwight L. Moody near the end of his life. “This is the end, but for me it is the beginning of life”–Dietrich Bonhoeffer shortly before he was executed by the Nazis. “Contentment […]

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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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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)