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Which Will Fail First?

Let me tell you two things that happened this past weekend at worship. Each of these was quite profound. First, one of many families that came to our Hospitality Room after our worship service brought two (or was it three) children to meet me, others on our pastoral staff, and other leaders of our church. […]

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Seven Reasons Why You Need Holy Scripture

Scripture is God breathed (inspired) and intended to help us know God. In a very real sense, there’s nothing more important than knowing the One in whose image we are formed. Here are seven reasons why Scripture matters. First, Scripture comes from God Himself. It is His word of instruction, encouragement, and revelation to the […]

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What Makes the World So Dark?

Why is the world so dark? When we look around, we see a world that is darkened by sin and writhing in pain. In America, human life has been cheapened and degraded in so many ways. Children are abused and women are used. The violence in our cities and even in our small towns is sickening. […]

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How the Bible Can Help Your Marriage–and Your Life!

The Bible can help your marriage, but not in the way you may be thinking. The Bible is not magical. It’s not a good luck charm you carry around. It certainly doesn’t contain “secret” material that others aren’t privy to. For my views about this subject, click here. The Bible is God’s Word communicated to […]

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Five Goals for Reading, Memorizing, and Meditating on Scripture

I see two problems with the practice of spending time with God in Scripture and in prayer. First, we simply don’t make it a priority. A priority refers to that one thing that takes precedence over all other things. I fear we have simply not made reading, memorizing, and meditating on Scripture our priority. Second, […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)