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Satan’s Last Words

Many years ago I heard a chapel sermon that has affected me ever since. I remember writing down the four major points on a scrap of paper. Years later I found the paper and thought again about what I had heard. The sermon was entitled, “The Four Ways Satan Tempts Us.” This sermon was in […]

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Who Are You?

I am amazed at how the Apostle Paul dealt with controversy and false teachers. False teachers, often known as Judaizers, attacked the churches of Colossae (and presumably Hieropolis and Laodicea) with an issue about receiving the fullness of the gospel. While we don’t know much about the heretical teaching, we do know that many false […]

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I’ve Never Been Without Hope

When I give my Christian testimony, I usually make two statements. Because of Christ in my life, I’ve never been alone, and I’ve never been without hope. Both of those statements are true in my life and true to the Christian Gospel. In many ways I’ve never been alone, but the most important way is […]

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” We’ve all heard that song, and in some ways we all agree with it. It is the most wonderful time of the year–unless it isn’t. Today I have a funeral for a teenager. Nine years ago almost to the day, I had a funeral for a young […]

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas is a wonderful time. I’ve often felt that if you didn’t have it we would almost have to make it up. As a pastor and and observer of life, I am painfully aware that this is also a difficult time of the year. In my own church I am praying for a number of […]

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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 if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. — 1 John 1:7 (NIV)