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How Should We Respond to A World of Violence, Immorality, and Selfishness?

“Before you go to sleep tonight, I challenge every single one of you to do something nice for a complete stranger. Our world needs that”–Bo Jackson. “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive our darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive […]

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Things We All Need

“I do not want the walls of separation between different orders of Christians to be destroyed, but only lowered, so that we may shake hands a little easier”–Rowland Hill, British preacher. “It is not enough for Christians to have faith in the Lord; they also must have faith in one another”–Warren Wiersbe. “Before you go […]

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I Feel Intense Grief

It’s Sunday afternoon, and I feel intense grief over the shooting of a number of police officers in Baton Rouge. At this point, three are reported to have been killed. I cannot imagine what officers and their families all over the nation are feeling right now. What can we say about such unspeakable acts? First, […]

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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)