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How Can We Best Serve America?

In his 1961 inauguration address, newly elected President John F. Kennedy challenged the American people to “Ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.” His challenge ignited a whole generation to think differently about the country. Those first patriots, most of whom suffered greatly and lost much, […]

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God and the Fourth of July

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that thes liberties are the gift of God?”–Thomas Jefferson. “Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by […]

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Is it Time to Re-read the Declaration of Independence?

It did me good to re-read the Declaration of Independence. You might be helped and enlightened by it as well. IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with […]

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America Needs Your Church

In World War II, a poster of Uncle Sam pointed right at you and said: “I want you for U.S. Army.” Those were frightening times for the whole world, but those were outside problems. I have no doubt Americans can deal with any problem with outside enemies. It’s the inside enemies that worry me. Today […]

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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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Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. — 1 John 5:12 (NIV)