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for: ‘October, 2012’



The New Atheists

Two recent reports have revealed alarming statistics about the state of faith in America. How should we respond? We obviously can wring our hands–the seemingly preferred method for any problem–or we can use this to spur us on in our quest to touch people’s lives and give an account of the hope we have in […]

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Congratulations Drew Brees!

Sunday night the Saints won (it made it a much better Monday around the Gulf South), and Drew Brees broke one of the most venerated records in professional football. The great Johnny Unitas threw a touchdown pass in 47 straight games. Sunday night Drew Brees broke the record that had stood for 52 years by […]

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How To Use The Throw-Away Years

What do you do with the throw-away years? You know, the years when you feel stuck and don’t know how to get out of your tough situation. It usually describes a time when you wish you were somewhere else doing something different. It could be you feel you are in a dead-end job or you […]

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Getting Ready For Sunday

We often ask, “where can I go to hear a good sermon and have a good worship experience?” My answer, “most any orthodox Christian church will work if you are ready for Sunday.” Having a good, worshipful experience has more to do with God and me than with who’s preaching or leading. What can we do […]

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Our Dreams For Our Student Ministry

Recently, we examined the make-up of our church. The Saturday/Sunday Bible study attendance is made up of 48% under age 18 and 52% 18 and up. Those numbers picture a very healthy church. If the numbers were skewed in either direction, the church would be unhealthy. Today I want to write about our Student Ministry […]

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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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Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. — Psalm 27:14 (NIV)