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Living at Ease in Zion

Some of the most famous words of the Hebrew prophets come from the prophet Amos. Amos lived in the eighth century BC and prophesied against Israel’s Northern Kingdom with its capitol in Samaria. Amos called for justice and righteousness. He cared for the poor and powerless and called on the wealthy to care as well. […]

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What Can One Person Do?

With 7.6 billion people in the world and problems beyond measure, what can one solitary person do? It seems there is nothing we can do to make any difference. Fortunately, the Word of God is filled with examples of people who made a difference for God. They lived for the glory of God and for […]

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Why Churches Do Well

I am fascinated with churches. I always have been. One of the things I often ask is, “Why do churches do well?” Over the years I have preached sermons (based on Scripture, of course) with titles such as “Why Good Things Happen at Church.” Why do churches do well? Let me give three very general […]

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It’s Easy to be Proud

It’s easy to be proud. It has to be because we see so much of it and because God speaks so much against it. The Proverbs tell us that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (Proverbs 3:34, 29:23). Both James and Peter picked up these words from the Old Testament and […]

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The Power of Humility

In some ways, humility makes no sense. The Romans despised humility. For them it was not a quality to be esteemed but a weakness to be despised. I’ve often said that everyone admires humility as long as it’s not them who is being humble. While the Romans and others saw humility as weakness, God shows […]

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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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For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. — 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (NIV)