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for: ‘March, 2015’



Slowness Rage

There’s a syndrome for everything. Amazingly, there seems to be a syndrome to cover every kind of fault or sin. For example, the latest syndrome I have heard about is called “Pedestrian Aggressiveness Syndrome.” It makes us have “slowness rage.” “Slowness rage” describes what happens when we get angry and upset when other people around us are […]

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Living in the Light

The raising of Lazarus from the dead was the climactic sign in the Gospel of John. Lazarus, alive and well, proved to be a sign that could not be disputed or refuted. For this reason, some of the Jewish leaders wanted to kill Lazarus as well as Jesus. The resurrection of Lazarus proved Jesus to […]

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Our New Building–Where We Stand

First Baptist Church has voted to explore completing our church master plan with a building to house additional Bible study space, a larger Commons area, and a new worship center. Let me bring you up to date with where we are today. First, this is a large (larger than our current facility) and complicated project. […]

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Are You Pleasing God or Pleasing Self?

“Whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Jesus”–2 Corinthians 5:9. “I have to learn to relate everything to the master ambition, and to maintain it without any cessation. My worth to God in public is what I am in private. Is my master ambition to please Him and […]

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How Do I Tell Right from Wrong?

We all struggle with gray areas–areas where it’s difficult to know what we should do. How do you tell right from wrong? Jerry Bridges in The Pursuit of Holiness shared his friends advice for knowing right from wrong. I hope you will find this helpful. “Years ago a friend gave me what he called his […]

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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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If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. — Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)