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On Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Other Hard Things of Life

Over the weekend, folks in Louisiana dealt with Hurricane Barry while folks in California are still jittery over the two recent earthquakes. Both of these strike fear and concern. The folks in Louisiana say, “At least you know when a hurricane is coming.” The folks in California are very aware their state has a major […]

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Dealing with Your Thorn in the Flesh

“God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering”–Augustine. “God will mend a broken heart if you give him all the pieces”–Aesop. “Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited. I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.Three times I pleaded with the […]

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Four Things We Know About Hard Times

We all can be sure of one thing–everyone experiences hard times. Our heroes of the faith all experienced hard times. Hebrews 11 is filled with examples of faithful people who struggled with the hard times of life. What can we know about hard times? Here are four things we can know about the struggles of […]

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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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Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ — Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)