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for: ‘December, 2015’



Are You Superstitious?

Are you superstitious about the new year? I didn’t grow up in a superstitious family, but my family had a healthy appreciation for the traditions of their ancestors. For example, while sweeping up something or the other on New Year’s Day, my mother would smile and say you’re not supposed to sweep on New Year’s […]

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What Are You Leaving Behind?

Elba, Alabama, looms large in my mother’s family.I was reminded of that this week when I went back to my hometown of Brantley, Alabama, to visit my mother for Christmas. Like much of the nation, the state of Alabama has had extremely heavy rains over the last few days and weeks. They have experienced a […]

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Steve Harvey and the Miss Universe Pageant

By now, you probably know the story of Steve Harvey and the Miss Universe Pageant. The pageant was held in mid December and, of course, it was a big event broadcast live around the world. I suppose everything went smoothly until the announcement of the first runner-up and the new Miss Universe. That’s when things […]

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Christmas Should Be All Year

“Christmas should be a year-round celebration.” I said those words to Martha and she looked at me skeptically and said: “women are going to stop reading right now and delete your post.” I don’t mean that the hoopla of Christmas should be year round. That would be too much. We couldn’t take the shopping, the […]

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Sermons for 2016

What will 2016 be like? We know what we’re dealing with now; what will we have to face in the new year? Though we don’t know what we will face, we know God through His Word has prepared us for whatever we will experience. Two emphases we will explore in 2016 are Holiness and Godliness. […]

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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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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. — Colossians 3:15 (NIV)