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Moving toward the Cross

As we move toward Easter, I want to move us toward the cross. The cross of Christ is the heart of the Gospel. Because of the cross we have hope for the future. The cross brings us into right relationship with God and opens the way to God. No wonder the coming of Christ into […]

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The Greatest Marriage Advice Ever

Sometime in the year before my wedding, I received “my greatest marriage advice ever.” It came from a deacon at my church. I was young–really young–and he was about my father’s age with children my age. After visiting with his family, he followed me to my automobile and gave me these powerful words–“Marriage is great […]

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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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The Number One Reason Why Missionaries Leave the Field

Do you remember why most people change jobs? I wrote about that several days ago.  It’s the age-old problem of relationships.Now there has been a new study of why most missionaries leave the field. When I read the headline I immediately thought of several areas that would impact missionary service. I thought of money, family, […]

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Three Amazing Statements from the Cross

Jesus uttered seven recorded statements from the cross. Those statements are found across the four Gospels. Each statement is filled with meaning and significance, but three of these are astounding in nature. Please look with me at the statements and their significance. First, Jesus cried out the words of Psalm 22:1, “My God, my God, […]

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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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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. — Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)