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My Responsibility to You

As followers of Christ, we have amazing blessings and responsibilities. I’m not sure that we emphasize the responsibilities as much as the blessings. I have responsibility for you, but it’s not only in my calling as a pastor. I am called as a believer to care for you and to be a blessing to you. […]

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Whose Sin is More Serious?

In my study of the Epistle of James, I have noticed a number of emphases which are repeated over and over. One of those emphases is the restoration of those who have wandered from the truth. James had a vital concern that followers of Christ should be doers of the Word of God and examples […]

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A Tragedy in the Church

Yesterday I did something I don’t ever remember doing before. I asked people to raise their hands if they knew someone who once was faithful to God and His church but had become alienated from the church. Even I was amazed at how many hands went up. Restoration is obviously an important and vital subject […]

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It Doesn’t Matter Who Started It

“God calls us to take the first step to restore peace. It doesn’t matter who ‘started it’ “–John Kincaid. “If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then […]

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Ashley Madison, Forgiveness, and Restoration

By now you’ve probably heard of the Ashley Madison scandal. It’s horrific for families and for society. Ashley Madison is a website, a website dedicated to adultery. The tagline of the website was “Life is short. Have an affair”. Over its 15 year lifespan, 30 million people worldwide signed up for an affair. With a huge database […]

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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 since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. — Romans 1:20 (NIV)