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How Can We Live “Steadfast?”

God’s Word is always more powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). That certainly includes the Book of Nehemiah. What does God’s Word through Nehemiah say to us? How does it help us to be steadfast as we seek to follow God and His plan for our lives? As I have studied the […]

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My Most Difficult Decisions

My most difficult decisions are probably very similar to your difficult decisions. For me, the hardest decisions I have to make concern when there is no good answer to a problem. I know other people feel the same way because they talk to me about those issues. Most of the time, the issue I see […]

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“I Need To Get My Life Straightened Out”

“I just need to get my life straightened out.” I hear that declaration over and over. I heard it again Sunday. And, to be perfectly honest, I find myself saying that from time to time. We all need help, and we need what God has to give. How can we help other people know God […]

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Why Was “the Good Hand of God” on Nehemiah?

Of all the¬†things that impress me about Nehemiah, “the good hand of God” intrigues me more than anything else. After Nehemiah had fasted and prayed about what God had placed on his heart to do for Jerusalem, he went to the king of Persia and asked permission to rebuild Jerusalem. The king gave his permission […]

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Why I Am Impressed with Nehemiah

“What impresses you about Nehemiah?” What a great question to be asked. Actually, there is a lot about Nehemiah that impresses me. Let me answer that question for you. First, I am impressed with Nehemiah’s emphasis on prayer. Nehemiah prayed fervently and with importunity (as Jesus emphasized when He told us to keep on asking, […]

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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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Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. — Psalm 27:14 (NIV)