Are You Ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve been asked this question so far this year. The question even began before Thanksgiving. At that point, the question was, “Are you ready for the holidays?” Now, people want to know “Are you ready for Christmas?” I’ve noticed that […]

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Giving Everyday

Last week my email inbox “blew up” with emails. The emails weren’t specifically from church members or ministry needs. They were because of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. These were advertisements and promotions. I’m still trying to get through them all. By now, we all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Those […]

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Christmas Joy

This weekend (December 1 at 6:00 PM) begins the time of our Christmas celebration as we light the Christmas tree in the Plaza. This will be a joyful and fun-filled time as our combined choirs lead us in singing some of our favorite Christmas carols. After the music and lighting of the tree, we will […]

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“Would You Be My Neighbor?”

Yesterday, I wrote about learning how to give thanks and to be a more grateful person. Then later in the day I saw Fred Rogers (you know, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”) give an acceptance speech when he received a lifetime achievement award for daytime television. This is what he said. He mentioned the many people who […]

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Learning to be Grateful

People who have an abundance often have difficulty expressing thanksgiving. So do people who have very little. Thanksgiving and gratitude are difficult for fallen human beings. How, therefore, can we get beyond our own selfishness and move to the kinds of gratitude God wants us to have? First, ask God to give you an attitude […]

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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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But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. — Galatians 4:4-5 (NIV)