Power, Faith, and Hope: Signs of the Messiah

Each week I publish a column in the weekly bulletin of First Baptist Church. It gives me another opportunity to communicate with the congregation. The following is my “Lagniappe” column for this weekend.

Please Welcome Chris Kroll

Martha and I will take a few days away this week. I am pleased to announce that Chris Kroll will preach in all four weekend worship services. Many of you have met Chris or at least know who he is. Now you will have the opportunity to hear him preach.

Chris and Crystal and their family moved to our area a month ago to serve as our Student Pastor. We are thankful to have them and are looking forward to the leadership they will bring.

Please Join Us as We Begin a New Sermon Series

Next week begins a new sermon series in all our worship services. To get us ready for Easter, we will look at the signs of the Messiah in the Gospel of John.

John’s Gospel is different from Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

One of the areas that makes it different is his emphasis on the signs of Jesus. John identified the first sign as the miracle at Cana of Galilee when Jesus turned the water into wine (John 2:1-11). He also told of the second sign when Jesus healed an official’s son who was near death (John 4:46-54).

We can’t preach from all the signs (John says that if we wrote about all Jesus said and did the world would not contain it), but we can look at the life giving word which Jesus proclaimed.

We will also look at Jesus’ healing of the man at the pool of Bethzatha near the Sheep Gate (John 5:1-18) and the healing of the man born blind in John 9.

We will conclude the series on Palm Sunday and Easter by looking at the raising of Lazarus (John 11) and the great day of the Resurrection (John 20).

Next weekend, we will begin the series by looking at the person of Christ as found in John 1:1-14.

Please join us and invite others to worship with us.

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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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[Mary’s Song] And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. — Luke 1:46-47, 49 (NIV)