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You Must Give

“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed”–Proverbs 11:24-25. “The Spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions, and the nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we must become”–Henry Martyn. “We’re used to hearing […]

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When Trials Come Your Way

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness”–James 1:2-3. “God allows tests/trials in our life, for our good, because He loves us. Hard experiences in our life are not always tests from God; they may be consequences. . . […]

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What to Do When You Are “Worn Out”

Years ago, my favorite cartoonist, Joe McKeever, drew a cartoon of a man kneeling to pray at the end of the day. The words of the prayer were these: “Lord, I am so tired.” I’ve never talked with Joe about the cartoon, but I am almost positive it was a self-portrait. Few things in life […]

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The Necessity for Revival in America

“Revival is falling in love with Jesus all over again”–Vance Havner. “There is a spiritual battle in our nation today to define what love and truth are. The kingdom of darkness is assaulting this generation with deception concerning the truth about Jesus, His message of grace, and what the lifestyle of His kingdom should look […]

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What Is Christmas?

“God had promised that the Savior would be human, not an angel (Gen. 3:15; Heb. 2:16), a Jew, not a Gentile (Gen. 12:1-3; Num. 24:17). He would be from the tribe of Judah (Gen. 49:10), and the family of David (2 Sam. 7:1-17, born of a virgin (Isa. 7:14) in Bethlehem, the city of David […]

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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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Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. — 1 John 5:12 (NIV)