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Live Steadfast–Pray

God has called us to be steadfast in His service. We are to be found faithful in all things. The problem is that faithfulness and steadfastness do not come naturally to us. We are all sinful, broken people with a nature towards selfishness and disobedience. How do we live steadfast lives? Nehemiah was a man […]

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How Can We Live “Steadfast?”

God’s Word is always more powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). That certainly includes the Book of Nehemiah. What does God’s Word through Nehemiah say to us? How does it help us to be steadfast as we seek to follow God and His plan for our lives? As I have studied the […]

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If You Want to be a Leader

Many people run from leadership while other people run toward it. Some people have a healthy view of leadership while many others (whether they aspire to leadership or not) have a very unhealthy view. Here are some teachings from God’s Word about leadership. First, leadership will encounter opposition. Any person who thinks that leadership is […]

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What Nehemiah Teaches Us about Leadership and Teamwork

The Book of Nehemiah is an ancient book with a contemporary message. It teaches us about leadership, teamwork, and relationships with others. Here are some of the lessons God teaches us through the Book of Nehemiah. First, Nehemiah shows us the absolute necessity of leadership. Before Nehemiah journeyed to Jerusalem, the walls of the city […]

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Why Was “the Good Hand of God” on Nehemiah?

Of all the¬†things that impress me about Nehemiah, “the good hand of God” intrigues me more than anything else. After Nehemiah had fasted and prayed about what God had placed on his heart to do for Jerusalem, he went to the king of Persia and asked permission to rebuild Jerusalem. The king gave his permission […]

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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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