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Pray for Persecuted Believers

Reports surfaced yesterday about the persecution of churches and church members in China. Sometimes its easy to forget that China is a communist, authoritarian society. In spite of unprecedented growth of the church in China, churches and individual Christians are experiencing very difficult times. The latest, most difficult persecution began December 9 in Sichaun Province […]

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What to Say When You’re Put on the Spot

Jesus warned us that persecution would come. It seems that the last 200 years in America has been the very unusual exception rather than the rule about Christians. Recently, I heard a speaker who named the three largest persecutors of Christians: 1) governments in general, 2) Islam, and 3) communism. Around the world, Christians suffer […]

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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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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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