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How the Church Stands in the Midst of Opposition

The church will face opposition. Jesus made this plain. He warned His disciples about impending persecution and opposition. He knew the opposition would come, and He prepared them for the future. Jesus warned His disciples that if the world hated Him it would hate them also. He prepared them for persecution but assured them that […]

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Greatest Fruit; Greatest Opposition

Where you have the greatest fruit you will also have the greatest opposition. This statement has been shown to be true around the world throughout the ages. It was true in the past. It will also be true until our Lord returns. You can certainly see this in Paul’s ministry in Corinth (Acts 18:1-16). Corinth […]

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Persecution and New Found Faith

I hope you witnessed last Sunday’s baptism at the river where we baptized 77 people who have taken their stand for Christ. (In addition to actually being at the river, you could have viewed it on Facebook Live as it was streamed by several people.) It was a great day. This has been a great […]

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One Thing I’ll Never Understand

I’m not a particularly introspective person. I don’t sit around wondering why things are the way they are. I generally simply accept the way the world is and try to go on without stress, anger, or frustration. But, there is one thing I don’t think I will ever understand. It’s not that I don’t get […]

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How to Act When You Are Persecuted

You may be surprised to learn my favorite verse of Scripture. Actually, it’s not my favorite as such, but I find it helps me deal with many of the tough situations of life. Jesus called the twelve and sent them out with authority over unclean spirits and to heal every disease and infirmity. He at […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)