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How Should We Respond to A World of Violence, Immorality, and Selfishness?

“Before you go to sleep tonight, I challenge every single one of you to do something nice for a complete stranger. Our world needs that”–Bo Jackson. “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive our darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive […]

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Things We All Need

“I do not want the walls of separation between different orders of Christians to be destroyed, but only lowered, so that we may shake hands a little easier”–Rowland Hill, British preacher. “It is not enough for Christians to have faith in the Lord; they also must have faith in one another”–Warren Wiersbe. “Before you go […]

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You and Your Character

“We become preoccupied with our circumstances. God is preoccupied with our character. He will allow the tough times for the higher good of our character until He is finished with the great work that is invisible to earthly eyes”–Ron Herrod. “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that […]

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Values that Count

“Life is built on character, and character is built on decisions. But decisions are based on values, and values must be accepted by faith. Moses made his life-changing decisions on the basis of values that other people thought were foolish (Heb. 11:24-29), but God honored his faith”–Warren Wiersbe. “The Christian does not think that God […]

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Sin, Prayer, and Character

‘God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it”–1 Corinthians 1o:13. “When we choose deliberately to obey [God], then he will tax the remotest star and the last grain of […]

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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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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. — Colossians 3:15 (NIV)