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Takeaways from “Be Strong in the Lord”

I wear an armband that reminds me to “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10-11). I often pray that God would deliver me from the evil one. We […]

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How Can I Have a Better Outlook on Life?

One study after another shows the benefits of having a positive outlook on life. People who are positive generally live longer, have healthier lives, and enjoy life more. With those benefits, I must ask, “How can I have a better outlook on life.” Obviously, even a genuinely happy and positive person should seek to have […]

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Learning to Do the Small Things

In almost every area of life, it’s the small things that count. Think about your marriage. What is it that really counts? Almost always, it’s the small things. A big ring or valuable piece of jewelry a husband gives to his wife probably doesn’t count for very much if he leaves out kindness, tenderness, and […]

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What Should A Worship Service Look Like?

If Christians care about anything, it’s our worship services. We have shown that care by our prayers but even more so by our arguments. In many respects we have acted as if we are being the one worshiped rather than God. In 1 Thessalonians 5, Paul instructed the church in Christian conduct, first toward other […]

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Happy 90th, Mama!

Martha and I are blessed today to be in my hometown, visiting my mother and celebrating her 90th birthday. We should have a wonderful party with my brother, at least two of Mama’s sisters, many of her nieces and nephews (my cousins) and their children and grandchildren. We are truly blessed. We are also blessed […]

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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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Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)