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How I Came to Faith in Christ

I appreciate all of you who read this blog day by day. Many of you are members of the congregation where I serve as pastor. Others live across the country. Whether you know me personally or not, it’s good for you to hear how I came to faith in Christ. I certainly celebrate the lives […]

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Sin, Prayer, and Character

‘God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it”–1 Corinthians 1o:13. “When we choose deliberately to obey [God], then he will tax the remotest star and the last grain of […]

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How Do You “Work Out Your Salvation?”

How do you work out your salvation? Paul called on the church at Philippi to take on the mind and attitude of Christ and to “work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). As Christ had given up His privileges for the sake of sinners, Paul wanted the church to show the light […]

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Quotations You Can Use (May 10, 2013)

” ‘Salvation’ is a wonderful wide-ranging word and it would be a great mistake to think that it refers only to the forgiveness of our sins. God is as much concerned with our present and future as with our past. His plan is first to put right our relationship with him, and then progressively to […]

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Going Through The Eye Of A Needle

In 1970 I had the privilege of making my first trip to Israel. My mom and dad paid my way and I accompanied my pastor and Martha’s pastor (the man who performed our wedding ceremony and with whom I roomed). It was a great trip. I didn’t know at the time I would make four […]

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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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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)