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for: ‘April, 2016’

An Historic Time

I am gratified to be able to announce that we will hold a congregational meeting Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30 PM, in the church worship center. This meeting will be for the purpose of hearing a recommendation from our Strategy Planning Team concerning our building expansion. At this meeting, we will view general renderings of […]

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The Tangled Web of Deception

“But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out”–Numbers 32:23. “O what a tangled web we weave When we first practice to deceive”–Sir Walter Scott. “Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but to trust the Lord means safety”–Proverbs […]

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Can I Really Forgive?

Can I really forgive? I get asked this question repeatedly. People want to know, “can I forgive?” They also want to know, “do I have to forgive?” Most of the time they are talking about the difficulty of forgiveness. We all know how difficult it is to forgive. Sometimes people refer to the difficulty of […]

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Can We Prove the Gospel?

Can the power of the Gospel be proven? Two devotionals that I read regularly are both emphasizing Saint Paul’s letter to Philemon. The letter of Philemon is one of Paul’s prison epistles. It is written to an individual rather than a church. Philemon was a prominent man in the community and a faithful brother in […]

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Great Themes in the Psalms

I remember a day when the Psalms didn’t seem overly significant to me. I didn’t go out of my way to read and study the Book of Psalms. That was my problem not the problem of the Psalms of the Old Testament. The Psalms teach great themes of our faith. They point us to God […]

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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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For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. — Psalm 14:1 (NIV)