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What Is Christian Maturity?

Is anything as much discussed among Christians as discipleship or growing in the Lord? How many times do we preach about people who are exactly as they were when they first professed faith in Christ? How often do we lament those who are not growing as followers of Jesus? Obviously, Christian maturity is very important, […]

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What Are My Choices?

I’ve often asked, “What are my choices?” Whether it’s in a restaurant, a doctor’s office, or in life in general, we all want to know about choices. In life there are two choices–and only two choices. You can characterize these choices in a number of ways: these choices are “life or death,” Godliness or ungodliness,” […]

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Four Things to Make Your Church Better

I love the church. I always have. For all of my adult life, I have been actively involved in a local church. While I don’t have all wisdom or all knowledge, I have definite ideas of how you can make your own local church better in ministry, service, and impact. Let me give you four […]

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The Future of the Church

Christians want to know about the future of the church. Many believers are anxious about the what is happening in the world. What is the future of the church in the Middle East? What about America itself? With the rise of secularism, we are worried about the church’s future. Over the next several weeks, I […]

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A Different Way to Look at Christmas

Sometimes we think of Christmas as a nice story or a wonderful idea. Who wouldn’t want to have a time when families gather and children are blessed? Actually, the Christmas message is a story of sacrifice and commitment. Think of those who sacrificed for us. First, Mary gave up her reputation to be obedient to […]

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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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Verse of the Day

For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. — 1 Peter 2:15-16 (NIV)