Yearly Archive
for: ‘2015’



A Time to Mourn

Today, January 22, 2015, marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. On that date the United States Supreme Court gave a constitutional right to abortion in the United States of America. Since that time, it is estimated 55-60 million abortions have occurred, over one million each year. Only four countries support abortion until the time […]

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Will the Church Survive?

Will the church survive? Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an article about the church in Europe, at least about church buildings in Europe. In Europe, because of its rampant secularism, churches stand empty. These are often large buildings in the middle of towns. They are being turned into supermarkets, skateboard parks, bookstores, gyms, circus […]

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The Best Advice I Can Give You

I am a pastor of a local church. I spend a lot of time with people. I rejoice with those who rejoice, and I mourn with those who mourn. Sometimes the mourning seems to far outweigh the rejoicing. Right now I am trying to help individuals and families who are suffering from the bad decisions […]

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There’s Nothing Like Discipline

There’s nothing like discipline. Some studies show the number one predictor of how a child will do as an adult is discipline. Can the child delay gratification? Can he/she look down the road and see a more preferred future? If the child can do those things, many social scientists believe the child has a high […]

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Why I Want You to Attend the Discovery Class

First Baptist Church has a class for new members and those who are interested in membership. We meet six times a year, and we put a lot of eggs in this basket! Because its so important to us, I want everyone to attend. Since 2000 we’ve had over a thousand people attend. We’ve gotten positive feedback from those who have […]

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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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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)