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When Good Things Happen at Church

Many years ago I preached a sermon entitled, “When Good Things Happen at Church.” At that time, our church had many good things happening and I wanted to encourage our people to be faithful in serving God and continuing doing those things that make good things happen at church. The reasons for those good things […]

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Why North Korea Matters

Yesterday was an historic day in American history. Like the fall of the Berlin Wall, I assumed I would never see the president of the United States and the leader of North Korea meeting and talking peace. The two signed a statement in which “President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and […]

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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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When Life Becomes Too Difficult

“We were faced with some tough decisions. Are we going to abandon our faith or apply our faith? Allow our grief to make us bitter, or allow God to use that grief to make us better? How are we going to live so that our Lord and Adam are honored by our lives while we wait to join them […]

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Real Persecution–Real Prayer

Monday, June 26, 2017, I received this email. It is from one of our ministry partners of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, who lives and ministers in India. Out of an abundance of caution, I am leaving out the names and pertinent information about the event. I will tell you that persecution of Christians has […]

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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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