Yearly Archive
for: ‘2015’



We Have Decisions to Make

Over the next two weeks, First Baptist Church has to make three very important decisions. We will elect deacons who will serve for the next two years, we must ratify the 2016 budget for FBC, and we must decide whether to move forward with our new building. I don’t think I have to tell you how […]

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Christians, Voting, and Government

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act” – –Dietrich Bonhoeffer. “Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin” – – James 4:17. “It […]

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My iPhone Doesn’t Believe in Sin

I’ve recently learned the power of dictation, and my iPhone is a wonderful tool to use. I can dictate my blog to one of my productivity apps and then cut and paste to my WordPress website. It’s a really effective way to get more done. There is one major problem: my iPhone doesn’t believe in […]

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Seven Steps to Overcoming Temptation

Everybody experiences temptation toward sin. It is one of the few things in life that is common to everyone on earth. Of course, people who don’t know God really don’t know they are being tempted. They are simply doing what actually seems right and normal to them. They are defenseless against temptation; they do not […]

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How A Rainy Sunday Blessed Our Church

Through the years I have half-humorously wondered how God could let it rain on Sunday morning. Rain–especially the prolonged and heavy variety–creates havoc for church attendance. Why does that happen? The last two Sundays couldn’t have been much worse in south Louisiana. We have had two full weekends of rain–constant, unceasing rain. We’ve had light rain continuously […]

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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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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 (NIV)