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We All Face Challenges

We all face challenges in life, and our challenges don’t get any easier as we go through life. This was certainly the case with the Apostle Paul, but Paul stayed committed to God in spite of all the challenges. Think of the challenges he faced as he set off with Barnabas on what we know […]

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When Good Friends Can’t Agree

One of the most amazing passages of Scripture involves the break up of the missionary team of Paul and Barnabas. These men who had supported one another and done so much for the Kingdom of God could not agree about taking John Mark with them on their second missionary journey. Mark had deserted them on […]

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Every Believer Needs This

Acts 13 records one of the most momentous events in Scripture–the calling of Barnabas and Saul (Paul) “for the work to which I have called them” (Acts 13:2). This calling sent them west to Cyprus and then north to Asia Minor (modern day Turkey) on what we know as “The First Missionary Journey.” The results […]

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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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How God Uses Different People

Putting together a team (in a business or an organization) usually follows one of two paths. Either the team is made up of very similar people or the team is composed of people with widely varying backgrounds and gifts. God’s plan seems to be the latter. God used the church at Antioch in Syria to send […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)