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for: ‘July, 2014’



Does God Matter To A Nation?

“It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe, without the agency of a Supreme Being”–George Washington. “I hold the precepts of Jesus as delivered by Himself, to be the most pure, benevolent, and sublime which have ever been preached to man”–Thomas Jefferson. “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of […]

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I Don’t Want Freedom of Worship

I’m not in favor of freedom of worship. Earlier in the week one of my friends wrote to me (and other pastors, I’m sure) about the persecution of Christians going on around the world. He wanted to make sure our churches understand people are facing great persecution and need the prayers of other believers. Let […]

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Is the Church Worth It?

Everyone knows the church has spots and blemishes. God knows it best of all. The very fact the Bible talks about Christ presenting his bride without spot or blemish indicates that the church as we know it now has plenty of imperfections. It’s really not hard to understand the church has spots and blemishes. We […]

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Can You Go To Sleep, If You Won’t Close Your Eyes?

Can you go to sleep if you don’t close your eyes? It’s not a question I think about often. In fact, I have never thought about it before last week. Last week, we were blessed to have a few days to make a trip to see our children in “way south Florida.” Brad, Emily, Reagan, […]

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Our July

I want to thank the membership of First Baptist Church Covington, Louisiana, for graciously allowing us to be away during the month of July each year. I’ve joked with you before how I turned that opportunity down for several years (that’s a fact, not a joke). After our first year, we came back and asked […]

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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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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:14 (NIV)