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When Life Becomes Too Difficult

“We were faced with some tough decisions. Are we going to abandon our faith or apply our faith? Allow our grief to make us bitter, or allow God to use that grief to make us better? How are we going to live so that our Lord and Adam are honored by our lives while we wait to join them […]

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Remembering My Father

My father passed away Valentine’s Day, 1998. It’s been seventeen years, but it is still fresh in my mind. Though he died on Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t make Valentine’s Day sad. It simply makes it a special day to remember and reflect. At the time of his death, a friend told me the time would […]

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My Dear Sister-in-Law

  Today we have the Christian memorial service for Rose Layton DePauw, Martha’s sister who passed away last week. At the service, we will celebrate her life, encourage and grieve with her family, and look forward to the day when we shall see her again. The most wonderful thing I can tell you about Rose […]

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Quotations You Can Use (April 26, 2013)

“We are not as those who grieve with no hope, nor are we as those who hope with no grief”–John Nielson. “We must not miss what this [Christ’s once for all death on the cross] implies. It means that no religious observance or good behaviour on our part could ever earn our forgiveness. Yet a […]

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My Hardest Days As A Pastor

Being a pastor is hard. This is not a complaint; it’s simply an acknowledgement of the reality. Most people don’t know what makes being a pastor hard. Yesterday someone talked about preaching being hard. While preaching takes extensive preparation over a lifetime, that is generally not what a pastor would describe as hard or onerous […]

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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)