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On Valentine’s Day, Strengthen Your Marriage

Marriage is good. In fact, it’s very good. This is what I say repeatedly to couples contemplating marriage: “I highly recommend marriage!” I really do recommend it. My marriage to Martha has blessed my life immensely and immeasurably. It would be easy to say, I can’t imagine living without her, but several years ago I […]

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What Every Church Needs

Most of the people who read this blog are very much interested in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Most go to church and most want the church to do well. What is it that every church needs? Let me give you some ideas. First, people who pray. Almost always we look for the […]

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How to Choose a Church

Millions of Americans choose a church every year. Most do so because they relocated to a different area, but some do so because of dissatisfaction with their current church. None of us likes the idea of “church shopping,” but we certainly have to have criteria for making a decision. Let me give you five ideas […]

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Why Love, Patience, and Kindness Go Together

Love, patience, and kindness appear to be intertwined. They also show up together. Is this true? Why is this the case? Let’s notice two passages of Scripture. The first is the famous passage known as “The Love Chapter” found in 1 Corinthians 13. The middle section of this chapter (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) describes what love […]

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How Love Overcomes A Multitude of Wrongs

Why did Paul put such an emphasis on love, and why did he place “the love chapter” in the middle of a section about spiritual gifts? It’s important to note that Paul is not the only one who emphasized the importance of love. Peter and James called it the Royal law. They understood love as […]

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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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“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” — Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)