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What We Can Learn from the Church in Iran

The church in Iran is widely believed to be the fastest growing church in the world. You can read about the church here. What can we learn from the church in Iran? First, we need to emphasize making disciples. The article said the church in Iran grows from individual believers making disciples. It does not […]

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Why I Am Confident About the Church

While we all have concerns about the church (meaning the universal church rather than a local congregation) and about its future, I want to assure you that I am confident about the future of the church. My confidence has little to do with me or with the church but everything to do with the Lord […]

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It’s Easy to Get Discouraged

It’s easy to get discouraged–when you are looking at the devil’s world and the devil’s work. When you look at what God is doing around the world, it is exciting, joyful, and encouraging. It’s so hard to take our eyes off what is happening around us and to look for the work of the Holy […]

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Why Christians Should Oppose the Iran Nuclear Deal

The United States Congress in the very near future will make one of the most significant decisions of our lifetime. In fact, there may be nothing more significant for the future of the United States, the world, and our children than this historic vote. I am firmly convinced that Americans – – and particularly American […]

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How Do We Respond To Unspeakable Evil?

You don’t have to look far to realize our world is on the brink of disaster–and I’m not talking about economics. No, I mean in the areas of morality, civility, and concern for one another. Think of the headlines this week. In our country another mass shooting occurred. Twelve people were killed in a movie […]

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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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