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Sometimes We Forget

Sometimes we just forget. We forget to be thankful, forget the kindnesses of others, or forget the blessing of having a wife or children. Sometimes we simply take other people for granted. Sometimes we forget that other people hurt as badly as we do. Sometimes we forget to do unto others as we want them […]

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The Atheists’ Rally

We were amazed a couple of weeks ago when billboards started showing up with messages celebrating godlessness. My initial reaction questioned why anyone would celebrate godlessness. After all, what do they have to celebrate? Being lost? Alone and without hope? Anger? Agitation? They actually did get together in what organizers called “the largest gathering of […]

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With Hope

“Without hope and without God in the world.” This was Paul’s way of describing the Gentile experience. Would he possibly describe the modern person without God in the same way? “Overflowing with hope.” That is my reading of the substance of Paul’s words to the church at Ephesus (Ephesians 2:11-22). Paul used one succinct verse […]

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Without Hope

“Without hope and without God in the world.” That’s the way the Apostle Paul summarized the Gentile world. They lived in a world of gods but really had no God. They often spoke of hope but in reality lived in a world without hope. These words not only describe the Gentile world of Paul’s day but […]

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Sunday’s Coming

Next week I will begin a new sermon series called “Lead Me to the Cross.” I plan to preach six messages in the weeks leading to Easter concerning the meaning of the cross to you and me. One of the messages will be taken from Galatians 2:20. I see this passage as serving as a theme […]

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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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[Two Kinds of Wisdom] Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. — James 3:13 (NIV)