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Live a Joyful Countenance

Would you like to be a better friend? Here’s what I said about that yesterday. Today, I want to amplify part of that help about being a better friend. It’s the part about living a joyful countenance. We all love to be around happy, joyful, and positive people. These are people who are not always […]

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What Does This Mean?

Early Saturday morning a friend–a very good friend–sent me a picture of a December 2018 calendar. Accompanying the calendar was an explanation. December 2018 is the only December in our lifetime that will have five Saturdays, five Sundays, and five Mondays. It really is an interesting phenomenon. According to his explanation, it only happens once every […]

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What Makes Christians Shine Like Stars in the Universe?

The apostle Paul encouraged the believers at Philippi to “Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). Paul meant that our salvation cannot be static and only in the past. It must also be very much in the present and in the future. Paul did not mean that you work for […]

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What Just Happened Here?

Last week I witnessed a near altercation in a big box store parking lot. I had a hard time believing what I was seeing and a hard time understanding what took place. Martha and I were traveling out of town last Friday afternoon when we realized we needed to stop off and pick up an […]

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Gracious Under Fire

It’s not easy being gracious under fire, when you’re caught off guard, or when something happens that you never expected. That happened Sunday night at the Oscars. You probably know the story by now. Somehow the envelopes for the best picture award – – the finale at the end of the night – – were […]

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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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[On Not Loving the World] Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. — 1 John 2:15-16 (NIV)