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Dealing with Dangers, Toils, and Snares

You probably know the gospel hymn that says “through many dangers, toils, and snares we have already come.” Life, especially a life devoted to God’s service, will be filled with dangers, toils, and snares. That is certainly what happened to the apostle Paul almost everywhere he went. Recently, I have been studying the church at […]

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There Is Nothing Like the Cross of Christ

“There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below”–Charles Haddon Spurgeon. “As we work, God works. When we give God our best, he gives us his best. The more we surrender ourselves to him, the more we position ourselves to be used by him”–Jim Denison. “I have been crucified with Christ and […]

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God’s Truly Amazing Grace

“Should all the hosts of death and power of hell unknown Put their most dreadful forms of rage or malice in place, I shall be safe, for Christ displays superior power and amazing grace”–Isaac Watts. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us […]

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Fear Is a Bully

“Fear is a bully that hounds us until it destroys us. When we give in to our fear, it grows and becomes even more menacing. You must deal with your fear”–Waylon Bailey. “What then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?–Romans 8:31. “If the […]

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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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No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. — 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)