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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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Why Being a Christian is Difficult

It’s difficult to be a Christian. We saw that yesterday in the Louisiana Legislature over a bill known as the “Pastor Protection Act.” The House has approved the bill; now we wait for the Senate. This morning’s assessment of the bill in NOLA.com shows why it’s hard to be a Christian. Governor John Bel Edwards […]

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Where is the Hardest Place to Be a Christian?

This past week I read an article about the 50 hardest countries to live as a Christian. It was a survey and study to determine the places where  Christians are most persecuted. As you sort through the list, most of the nations are what you would expect. North Korea has been at the top of […]

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The Emperor Nero and the Word of God

Recently I became fascinated reading about the Roman Emperor Nero. We are all familiar with Nero because we all know the expression “fiddling while Rome burned.” Unfortunately, that’s about all we know about the Roman Emperor Nero. We need to know about Nero because he was the Roman emperor during one of the most significant […]

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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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Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:11-12 (NIV)