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I Had A Good Friday

Friday was a good day. Actually, it usually is a good day. I often get to take the day off and I usually get to spend it with Martha. We look forward to our Fridays. This past Friday was particularly good. Many of you know I emphasize the unity, harmony, and service of the church. […]

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Happy Birthday Covington!

On July 4th, the city of Covington will be 200 years old. Congratulations to Mayor Cooper and the city fathers for a beautiful city and a great celebration. Covington is a unique place to live. After all, how many places in the whole country are two hundred years old? Martha and I were downtown last […]

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Getting Ready For The Fourth Of July

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, Ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the […]

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What Has Changed About Marriage?

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States handed down two rulings related to the definition of marriage. First, the court effectively struck down as unconstitutional California Proposition 8 which declared the definition of marriage to be between one man and one woman. Proposition 8 was passed by the people of California in a state-wide […]

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Reason For Intense Hope

When Simon Peter confessed Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, […]

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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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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. — Proverbs 9:10 (NIV)