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How Do We Respond To Unspeakable Evil?

You don’t have to look far to realize our world is on the brink of disaster–and I’m not talking about economics. No, I mean in the areas of morality, civility, and concern for one another. Think of the headlines this week. In our country another mass shooting occurred. Twelve people were killed in a movie […]

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A Look At God’s Grace

Few people and few passages of Scripture explain the Gospel as simply and profoundly as Paul in Ephesians 2. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in […]

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Why This Friday Is “Good”

What is it that makes today “good?” Would anyone without knowledge of the Christian faith ever understand what makes this day good? We certainly can understand the dilemma that others have with our faith. After all, how can you explain death as good and suffering as helpful? How do we explain our affection for the cross? Why is this […]

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Foolish To Some; Precious To God

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). What did Paul mean when he said that the cross is foolishness to some and the power of God to others? What is the power of God […]

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What You Can Do To Make Your Life Better

Have you considered what you might do to make real and substantial differences in your life? How could you make your life better? I believe that there are four significant things that you could do to make the biggest difference in your life. First, Learn to Live as Husband and Wife.  Could anything make as big […]

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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)