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Elections Have Consequences

Barack Obama, and probably many more before him, famously said, “Elections have consequences.” Elections have always had consequences. The election this Tuesday, November 6, will either reaffirm the direction of the country or turn it in a new direction. What we decide and how we vote will affect the future of America. At this point […]

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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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Who Should I Vote For?

Louisiana does its elections differently from most any other state. That’s not so surprising because we do a lot of things differently than any other state. We have an election coming up this Saturday. We will vote for all the statewide offices including our governor. We”ll also vote for parish offices. In anticipation of the […]

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It’s Time to Pray

It’s time to pray. We need to see prayer as it really is. It’s an opportunity to connect with God in personal relationship and to cast all our needs upon him. I’d like to give you a few items for which you need to pray. First, pray for leaders over the nations (1 Timothy 2:1-4). […]

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What The Mayor Of Brantley Taught Me About Being A Pastor

My dad served as mayor of Brantley, Alabama, for sixteen years. He was first elected when I was twelve and finally retired from the job sixteen years later. He taught me tremendous lessons, most by what he did rather than what he taught. During his last election campaign (he declined to run for a fifth […]

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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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“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NIV)