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for: ‘September, 2015’



Children Need A Mom and A Dad

Many children are raised by single parents. Many of those parents are hard working, deeply loving parents. They give their very best for their children. If you are one of those parents, I am proud for what you’re doing. Our  church does it’s best to support single parents. We are seeking to do more to encourage […]

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Can My Sins Be Fully and Finally Forgiven?

Today is Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement. It began at sundown yesterday and will conclude at sundown today. This is a really big day for Jews. Jews all over the world are fasting and praying as a sign of seeking God’s forgiveness. The meaning and significance of the Day of Atonement is found in […]

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Why Expectations Matter

Recently, I have been reminded about the remarkable story of Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Carson recently retired from Johns Hopkins University where he was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He has performed some of the most amazing surgeries in the world. Now, he is a Republican candidate for the president of United States. This is […]

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What’s Your Priority?

What is your priority? I’ve begun reading a fascinating book entitled Essentialism. Both the title and the major premise of the book take a few minutes to get your mind around. We’re simply not in the practice of trying to discern what is essential in our lives. We’ve all had ingrained in our minds that […]

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Working with Our Partners

We are blessed to have many allies as we seek to do the work of ministry. I am thankful for the churches of our area and throughout the state who faithfully live for Christ and preach the unchanging Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am particularly thankful for our many partners among Louisiana Baptists who cooperate […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)