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Life Lessons from Psalm 23

God’s Word is filled with lessons about life. It is one of the reasons the Bible has sold more copies than any  other book in history, possibly over one billion copies. Within Holy Scripture there are multiple passages which draw us closer to God and help us cope with the daily struggles of life. Psalm […]

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Is There More to Psalm 23 Than Meets the Eye?

Psalm 23 is very familiar with most people, even those who are aren’t believers or aren’t really interested in Scripture. This psalm is so well known that I often ask people to hear it as if they are hearing it for the first time. Psalm 23 affects me powerfully. I remember the first time I […]

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“God’s Got This!”

Last night I met a college student who is part of a new family at our church. She’s a senior in college and will be graduating this year. I asked her the kind of question that is normal to ask someone completing college,“So, what’s next?“ Her answer was surprising and right on. She said, “I […]

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How I First Experienced the Comfort of Holy Scripture

I well remember when I first experienced how God’s Word comforts His people. It was at the funeral of Martha’s father. I remembered all of this yesterday as we gathered as a family at the memorial service for Martha’s brother, Tommy Layton, her last surviving sibling. Martha and I were engaged to be married when […]

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What If You Don’t Live “Happily Ever After?”

Recently, I wrote about “Once Upon A Time” and living “happily ever after.” The whole point was to make us conscious of God’s desire to bless us and for us to live obediently to Him. We can’t expect God’s blessings without following His plan for how the world works. It’s not luck or our effort or […]

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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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When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. — Psalm 94:18-19 (NIV)