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for: ‘December, 2014’



Mary and Joseph

The Bible is filled with people–all kinds of people. You find the truly evil in the Bible. Herod the Great ruled Israel with an iron hand. He bought his kingdom and did everything in his power to keep it. He killed his favorite wife and several of his sons because he thought they threatened his […]

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Please Welcome Chris Kroll

Today we welcome Chris and Crystal Kroll and their family to First Baptist Church. Chris is visiting with us this weekend in view of a call as our Student Minister. Our Student Minister has pastoral leadership for 7-12 graders and their families. Chris and Crystal will be introduced at all worship services and will have […]

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The Cost of Freedom

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived”–General George S. Patton, Jr. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety”–Benjamin Franklin. “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and […]

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What Now?

We’ve Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now what do we do? Actually, there’s a very viable option. It’s called Giving Tuesday. Started in 2012, Giving Tuesday has been widely accepted across the country, even the White House has adopted it. You probably need to save and need to be frugal, but you also need to […]

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So . . .

As I drove to work yesterday morning, I listened to an interview. The interview itself wasn’t really important. In fact, I don’t know who the person was being interviewed. I turned on the radio in the middle of the interview and missed most of what was being said. What attracted my attention was the word […]

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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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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)