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How Do You Render to Caesar?

Jesus answered a challenge by the political and religious leaders of His day by telling them to “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Luke 20:25). This came from a confrontation with a group from the scribes and chief priests who sought to put Jesus […]

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It Is All About Relationships

Martha and I had a great time away, but we are excited about being back. Today marks the beginning of the new school year. In many respects, this is a more significant time then January 1 because this is really the way our year revolves. It’s all about school beginning and ending. For that reason, […]

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Values that Count

“Life is built on character, and character is built on decisions. But decisions are based on values, and values must be accepted by faith. Moses made his life-changing decisions on the basis of values that other people thought were foolish (Heb. 11:24-29), but God honored his faith”–Warren Wiersbe. “The Christian does not think that God […]

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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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God Bless America

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy”–Winston Churchill. “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained. For it is the […]

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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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The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. — Romans 13:9-10 (NIV)