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for: ‘March, 2014’



The Cross is Still Scandalous

The cross is a stumbling block. From the Greek word for stumbling block, we get the English word scandal. The cross is scandalous because it depicts a dying Messiah and a suffering servant. It describes a way of salvation that humans could never dream up. Paul noted that Jews seek miraculous signs and Greeks simply […]

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The Countdown Is On!

Our resurrection celebration Easter weekend is the biggest time of the year at First Baptist Church. The countdown to Easter is on. Now is the time to make plans to attend and to determine those people you will invite to worship with you for those services. Each year more people attend for Easter than any other […]

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You Will Be Hated By All Nations For My Name’s Sake

“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history”–Roman Catholic Cardinal Francis George of Chicago. […]

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Grieving Over World Vision

One of our  joys each Christmas is giving a package to each of our grandchildren. It’s neither toys nor clothes; it’s better than either. We give a package to each grandchild telling of a goat, or chickens, or some other gift given to a child and family in the name of the grandchild to help alleviate […]

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I’m Not All I Ought to Be

As we get ready for Easter, we would do well to consider exactly what Christ has done for us and how this affects us. Theologians call this the work of Christ. What exactly did Christ do for us? In Colossians 1:15-23, Paul talked about the work which Christ did on our behalf and how this […]

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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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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 (NIV)