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for: ‘February, 2016’



How We Grow

Not long ago, I read a fascinating fact. Actually, it was so fascinating that I had to check its accuracy. It has to do with Chinese Bamboo. (By the way, bamboo of any kind is like Wisteria, if you don’t really like it for the rest of your life don’t plant it. You can’t have a little […]

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Learning How to Start Over

Yesterday I asked the question, “How do I get to the next level?” We examined Paul’s words to the Ephesians encouraging them to put off the old nature and to put on the new nature in Christ. “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which […]

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How Do I Get to the Next Level?

How do I get to the next level? When you are a teenager, adulthood seems to be all one big event – – once you get married and have a family everything is the same for the rest of your life! If only it were that easy! Life is filled with change, and the change […]

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It’s Valentine’s Day!

Over a week ago, I asked Martha what she wanted for Valentine’s Day. She reacted positively, but she never gave me an answer! Don’t worry. I have come up with my own answer. Valentine’s day is a big deal, as it should be. Social scientists have never come up with a satisfactory answer of why […]

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What’s New?

Easter  is the most uplifting and hope-filled day of the year. The Apostle Paul strongly indicated that the resurrection of Jesus is the central part of our faith and the part that is indispensable. “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:17). Without the […]

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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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Verse of the Day

When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” — Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV)