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Life is Not Easy

I don’t have to tell you that life is not easy. From relationships to finances to illness and death, life is not easy. Like many others, (my wife) Martha’s family has experienced loss. On New Year’s Eve, Martha’s only brother and last living sibling passed away at his home in North Georgia. Martha and I […]

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It’s What Comes Later That Counts

In almost everything, it’s what comes after that really counts. For example, think about a marriage. Standing before God, the church, and family and friends is essential, but if there is nothing to follow in terms of commitment, sacrifice, and faithfulness, it will not endure for the long haul. Think about taking a new job. […]

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The Child Who Would be Born

When Gabriel came to Mary, he made two astounding announcements. Not only did he describe a virgin giving birth, he also described the child which would be born. While we often focus on the amazing and unique conception and birth of the Messiah, we should even more focus on the child who would be born. […]

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The Surprise about Repentance

Amazingly, the word “repentance” often has a negative connotation. Outside church and Christian circles, very few people use the term positively. The whole idea of repentance is a much maligned concept. You know, of course, that repentance is necessary in the life of a believer. The Gospel of Matthew gives us the preaching of John […]

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Learning to Take Risks

Jesus was the great risk taker. He risked all for the sake of those who did not deserve anything He had to give. God wants us to be risk takers as well–not for glory or adventure–but for the sake of His name and the advance of the Kingdom of God. Learning to take risks is […]

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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 you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. — 1 Peter 1:18-19 (NIV)