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The Safest Place to Live

“The reason our secular culture is so obsessed with preparing for the future is that so few trust the God of the future. We would do well to remember Jesus’ parable of the ‘rich fool’ to whom God said, ‘This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will […]

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Scripture I Want to Emphasize in the New Year

One of the things I want to happen in the new year is to be more attune to Scripture. I want to make sure that I study, learn, and meditate Scripture. But that is not enough. I want to live Scripture. Here are Scripture passages I want to live by in the days ahead. “Rejoice […]

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Why I Love That Verse

  Do you ever hear people saying, “I love that verse of Scripture”? That’s the kind of remark I hear all the time. In fact, I hear myself saying that very often. Yesterday morning I heard myself saying that about Isaiah 26:3: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because […]

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Three Essential Steps for Living in Peace

Last week I received an unusual request. Not unusual concerning the subject, but unusual because the person who asked wanted to know detailed steps to having peace in her life. Sometimes the requests I get are kind of like the desire to lose weight. We all want to lose weight, we just don’t want to […]

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If You Gave Your Life Wholly to Christ, What Would Happen?

If you gave your life to Christ, what would happen? Yesterday, I preached from Isaiah 30. This passage of Scripture speaks about living in relationship with God. When you live in relationship with God, this is what you can expect. First, you can expect to receive the direction and guidance of God. This is exactly […]

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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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He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. — Isaiah 53:3-4 (NIV)