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for: ‘September, 2014’



Staff News–Shane Booker

Last week, we received the resignation of Shane Booker as Minister of Students at First Baptist Church. Shane, Jessica, Carson, and Kloe will be moving to Panama City, Florida, where Shane will take a similar position at his and Jessica’s home church, FBC, Panama City. Shane has served as our Student Pastor for the past […]

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The Power of Priorities

” ‘Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?’ ‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat. ‘I don’t much care where–‘ said Alice. ‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat”–Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. “To be precise, the […]

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When All Else Fails

I am amazed at how much difficulty some people experience in life. We all know people who bring so much on themselves, but I am not thinking of those people. I am thinking of those who have seemingly (from the point of view of the world) done everything right but have experienced the worst difficulties of […]

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Does the 80/20 Rule Apply to the Church?

Spiritual gifts or “grace gifts” (the meaning of the Greek word) play a major part in the New Testament church. In fact you cannot picture a biblical church without the prominence of the gifts given to the church. What should we know about the grace gifts? First, the gifts are not hierarchical. While prophecy and teaching are […]

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This Will Change Your Life

Yesterday I read the story of Kevin Trudeau, a legendary shyster known as the “infomercial king.” Trudeau is spending 10 years in a federal prison for making false health and diet claims in his book (a New York Times bestseller) “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.” I was attracted to […]

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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)