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for: ‘September, 2012’



Two Important Announcements

Lagniappe (lan-yap) is the column I write weekly for the worship services of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana. The word means “a little something extra.” I often use the space as an inspirational message, but I also use it for information for the congregation. I subscribe to the theory that churches do well with information and […]

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Quotations You Can Use (September 14, 2012)

In both the Old Testament and the new, the picture of a wedding is given to represent the relationship between God and Israel and Christ and His church. Look at this picture: “Salvation from sin involves much more than a persons knowing about Christ, or even having ‘good feelings’ toward Christ. Salvation comes when the […]

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Could This Really Happen?

In 1989, I saw something happen I never thought possible. In 1989 the East German government opened the gates to the Berlin Wall. The city which had been divided by a wall for decades had free access again. Not long after opening the gates. the Berlin Wall started coming down. I never imagined that would happen. After all, […]

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How Do I Deal With Unspeakable Grief?

Recently, one of the readers of this blog wrote about a time of terrible grief in her life. Hers is what I call unspeakable grief. Over the years as a pastor I have encountered many such people. In one of my first churches, I knew a family where a woman lost her husband and both […]

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What I Remember About This Day

September 11. Just the date gives us a feeling of sadness. Like only a few other days, this day is one that is frozen in time. What do you remember? These are a few of my thoughts. First, I remember being puzzled by seeing the first tower burning. For some reason, Martha and I had […]

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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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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)