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One of the Most Poweful Statements I’ve Ever Heard

A couple of days ago, Dr. Jim Denison wrote about a man who was falsely accused and imprisoned for 39 years for a murder he did not commit. His name is Craig Coley. He was released and acquitted because a detective saw that something was not right and took up his case. In the end, […]

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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 Every Child Should Know

A very large part of the responsibility of the church is to teach children “the way they should go.” This is obviously the responsibility of parents but also a major concern for the church. What is it that every child should know? First, every child should learn the value of working hard and not giving […]

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How Can I Have “Pure Joy?”

I don’t think I’m the only one who wonders how and why the apostle James said, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds“ (James 1:2). I don’t want to debate whether or not it should be pure joy. I deeply believe that all of God’s Word is […]

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This Won’t Let You Down

A few years ago I read a very interesting article about why missionaries leave the field. When I saw the question, I immediately had ideas about why this was the case. I assumed persecution, disinterest in the gospel, or opposition from local people. None of these were correct. Most missionaries leave the field for the […]

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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)