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The God of New Beginnings

Yesterday I had the privilege and joy of talking with a wonderful friend in ministry. We talked at length about what God is doing in his life and the blessings he has received in ministry. Before long, I was overwhelmed at how God had blessed him. I felt that way because I remember when he […]

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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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The Blessings of 9/11

September 11 certainly has a lot of sorrow associated with it. We will never forget the thousands of people killed on 9/11. We will not forget that our country was under attack that day. Who could ever forget the brave members of the New York Fire Department and the New York Police Department who ran […]

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When All Else Fails

I am amazed at how much difficulty¬†some people experience in life. We all know people who bring so much on themselves, but I am not thinking of those people. I am thinking of those who have seemingly (from the point of view of the world) done everything right but have experienced the worst difficulties of […]

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If Your Pastor Is The Talk Of The Town

If your pastor is the talk of the town, it’s probably not good. In fact, it may be downright ugly. But, there are many examples of people who practiced their faith and lived in godliness. About a year ago, I read about Rees Howells, a leader in the Welsh Revival of the early 1900’s. He […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)