Entries by Dr. Steve Horn

Three Significant Numbers for Louisiana Baptists

Jaromir Jagr is one of the greatest hockey players of all time. He always wore the number 68 in remembrance of his late grandfather. His grandfather, also named Jaromir Jagr, was killed in the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia during the Spring Rebellion in 1968. Though young Jaromir was not born until 1972, his grandmother told […]

It’s Been a Great Week!

I have been the Executive Director for Louisiana Baptists for a little over four months now. This week was probably my favorite. The week brought a lot of firsts. In addition to preaching my first Shepherd’s Rest Sunday (our Convention’s program to offer a Louisiana pastor a month’s sabbatical) at Faith Baptist in Livonia, I […]

Praying Today for the Southern Baptist Convention

Last evening I had the great pleasure of attending a worship service that had as one of its purposes the dedication and consecration of Dr. Ronnie Floyd as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. The service was deeply meaningful to me. The service was worshipful, hopeful, and […]

A 9/11 Remembrance

Near the end of the Old Testament, we read the prophecies of Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah. Read together, these three Old Testament Prophets challenge us to think about our national enemies as we once again commemorate the tragedy of 2001 that will forever be called “9-11.” Amos, like all other prophets, prophesied of the coming […]

I’m Thinking about Getting a Tattoo

Ha! Now I’ve got your attention. People who know me well know that there is no chance that I’m getting a tattoo. I have my reasons, but among those is the simple fact that I do not like (Okay, it is more like a phobia) of needles. There is no way that I am ever […]

Labor Day Reflections

When I was kid, my dad would proudly proclaim, “We are going to labor on Labor Day.” That usually translated into using his day off to catch up on some chores that had been neglected through the summer. I’m probably exaggerating some, but my memory seems to indicate that Labor Day was all-day laboring in […]

The Defining Moment of Baptism

Our lives are sprinkled with defining moments—moments that shape the rest of our lives, moments that are so important that the rest of our lives hang in the balance of these moments. Today, I want to explore with you the defining moment of baptism. Some years ago, I was on a follow-up FAITH (our church’s […]

The Dog Days of Summer

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14 (NIV) “The Dog Days of Summer” is an expression that one hears often in baseball. The phrase comes from the very challenging days of playing baseball in the heat of the summer. […]

What is Keeping You from Being Baptized?

The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, J.D. Greear, has challenged all Southern Baptist churches to baptize on September 8. I join him in issuing this call to our Louisiana Baptist churches. If you do not have someone ready to be baptized, you still have a couple of weeks. Work hard! If you still do […]

What is the Significance of Baptism?

Hopefully you have heard about a call by our SBC president, J.D. Greear, to have a Baptism Sunday on September 8. What if every Southern Baptist church baptized just one on that one day? I determined a number of years ago as pastor to preach on baptism at least once a year. I used that […]