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We Have An Enemy

We have an enemy who seeks to kill, steal, and destroy. He is the prince of this world, and he does not give up territory without a fight. Therefore, we can expect hard times ahead. But this is an exciting time to be in the fight for God. God is doing amazing things. You can […]

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Praying Specifically

I often find that my prayers, while sincere and fervent, are too general in nature. It’s easy to pray for all the missionaries when we could be praying for real people in real situations. Paul’s prayers were specific and targeted. He wanted the churches to follow Christ devotedly and completely. He prayed for their spiritual […]

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Living in Hope

I recently read this statement: “Just a little bit of hope will keep you going in life.” I believe the truthfulness of that statement. If you have hope you can continue in life. If you don’t have hope, life has little meaning. At the direction of God, Jeremiah sent a letter to the Jewish exiles […]

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The Hope Which Awaits Us

You and I have a blessed hope which awaits us. That is not just our hope or aspiration. It is our confident expectation (the biblical meaning of hope). We have this hope because Jesus told us of it and because the Word of God makes it plain. Jesus encouraged His disciples by reminding them of […]

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That One Indispensable Thing

We all have needs, and we need those needs to be met. What is that one thing we can’t do without? What is that one thing that sustains life and keeps us going? I was blessed with parents who wouldn’t give up and who practiced taking the worst of life and going on. What made […]

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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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This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. — 1 John 3:16 (NIV)