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for: ‘October, 2013’

Have You Been Booed?

My grandson asked me a question: “Doc (my grandchildren’s name for me), have you ever been booed?” I am a preacher, of course, and a question like that makes me go places in my mind I don’t want to go. I probably was tempted to say, “of course, I have” or “not outwardly” or some […]

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My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

I grew up singing a hymn with these words: “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” In other words, my hope is built on the solid rock of Jesus Christ. His righteousness and His shed blood bring me to good standing with God and opens to me a world of […]

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You Need To Understand This

I often laugh and say there are not many Greek or Hebrew words you need to know. Then I proceed to give one of those words you need to know and understand. People just smile. An old joke in church life goes like this: “I don’t want any pastor who knows Greek or has been […]

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What Matters To God?

Do you ever wonder what matters to God? Sometimes we assume God is like us. That is, whatever matters (or doesn’t matter) to us matters to Him. When you look at Scripture, you find this is not the correct assumption. God is not like us at all. He is Spirit; we are human. He is […]

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Rise Up! Is Moving Quickly

Events are moving fast–at least for me anyway. These are the events and decisions you need to know about our Rise Up! Capital Campaign. First, our Reveal Gatherings have been great to this point. Our first three meetings were for those in the leadership of the church–deacons, Bible Fellowship leaders, ministry team members, and other […]

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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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Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. — James 4:10 (NIV)