Entries by Dr. Steve Horn

Spiritual Lessons from Catastrophe

Genesis 32:24-32 Jacob’s struggle with the “man of God” sets the stage for some lessons we can learn. Jacob wrestled through the night with this unidentified “man of God.” Jacob demanded, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” Can our wrestling with catastrophes like flooding bless us? They can if we are […]

These Are the Words

See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. (Deuteronomy 30:15 NIV) The Book of Deuteronomy begins with this phrase, “These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel.” More than just a sentence of introduction, “These are the words” was the literal title that this book went by in the Hebrew […]

What Are You Watching?

If you live in my part of the world (Louisiana) you likely have seen a headline in recent days that indicated, “All Eyes on Gulf” or “Watching the Tropics” or something similar. We are waiting to see how much rain we get with a Tropical System. After a similar system in August 2016 which flooded […]

The Real Crisis in America

I have said many times that one of the great blessings of being in ministry is to have been able to have my life cross paths with so many folks. Some I remember for being “characters;” others I remember for their character. Leroy “T-Pop” Derouen is remembered for both. T-Pop is now with the Lord. […]

A Parable for Our Nation

Ravi Zacharias told a story a few years ago at the Louisiana Governor’s Prayer Breakfast that has stayed with me. Zacharias said that he was lecturing at the Ohio State University in the late 1980s. His host had picked him up, and they were driving to the speaking venue when they passed the Wexner Center […]

Is There Any Hope for America?

In 1928 one of our American submarines, S4, sank off the eastern coast on a dive after routine maintenance work. Divers made contact through Morse code. After initial exchange of how many on board, what is your condition etc., the divers received the message from those on board, “Is there any hope?” In the midst […]

The High Purpose of Worship

In my opening days as Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, I shared my “7 Hopes.” You might want to go back and read those. My first hope is . . . Jesus will be exalted. I’ve spent the last few articles exploring this first hope. Consider what the writer of Hebrews maintains in […]

The Priority of Worship

In my opening days as Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, I shared my “7 Hopes.” You might want to go back and read those. My first hope is . . . Jesus will be exalted. If we can agree on anything, we should be able to agree that Jesus should be exalted. Jesus […]

The Purity of Worship

“You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.”  Exodus 20:4 (NIV) In my opening days as Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, I shared my “7 Hopes.” You might want to go back and read those. […]