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for: ‘October, 2012’



Running A Marathon

Recently, I’ve been thinking about running a marathon. Actually, I haven’t been thinking that I would run a marathon–I’ve been thinking about other people who do so. Actually, in our church we have two young moms who are training for the 26 mile 385 yard race. They have already run the half marathon and are […]

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Mercy and Repentance

As I write this Monday night, Hurricane Sandy is going ashore in the northeast. The eye of the storm is hitting south Jersey while the powerful northeast quadrant is pounding Long Island and New York City. The storm surge is at 13 feet, the water level that will probably flood the subways and threaten the […]

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Facing Our Battles

One of life’s truths is that you can either blame the past or someone else or you can do something about the present. You can’t do both. Those people who live in the past cannot function in the present. Those who blame others cannot deal with the real issues they face. You see this problem […]

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Where Are Your Entry Points?

Have you considered entry points for your church? Every church needs them. Entry points are those special parts of your church where people are attracted and where your people do their best to invite their friends. You simply must have entry points. I see three main ideas concerning entry points. First, find those areas which […]

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What Deacons Do At First Baptist Church

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve deacons to serve a two year term.  The deacons are called by the church to help in pastoral ministry and to model consistent Christian living before the congregation. Pastors (also known as elders and bishops) and deacons are the two scriptural offices in the church.  Therefore, those who […]

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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)