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A Beautiful Picture of a Beautiful Veteran

Over the Veteran’s Day weekend I read of a 92 year old veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam who died protecting his wife from a home intruder. As a salute to all our veterans and as a beautiful picture of true love and devotion, I want to tell you the story of the […]

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Could We Just Live In Ephesians 4?

I love Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. Ephesians is a letter concerning the church. Its themes are church themes and its teaching blesses the work and unity of the church. One of my favorite parts of Ephesians is Ephesians 4:24-32. Paul begins this section by reminding believers that we are new and that we should […]

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The Greatest Marriage Advice Ever

Sometime in the year before my wedding, I received “my greatest marriage advice ever.” It came from a deacon at my church. I was young–really young–and he was about my father’s age with children my age. After visiting with his family, he followed me to my automobile and gave me these powerful words–“Marriage is great […]

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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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My Message to High School Graduates

One of the great joys of being a pastor is getting to talk to high school graduates. I had that wonderful opportunity Sunday. In addition to the graduates, I spoke to their parents, grandparents, and siblings. We had a banquet for our graduating seniors, and the house was packed. It was a wonderful experience. What […]

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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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The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. — Deuteronomy 18:15 (NIV)