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for: ‘April, 2016’



VBS Is Almost Here

God uses His churches to work and minister in different ways in their communities. One way he has called and led FBC Covington to serve is through Vacation Bible School. God has richly blessed this ministry of FBC. Each year 1000 children or so attend our VBS. This year the theme is “Submerged”. VBS will […]

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How to Pray for Your State Legislature

  Yesterday morning I had the wonderful opportunity to go before the Louisiana State Senate and pray at the opening of their session. Yes, they do have a prayer at the beginning of their session. They have done so for years. How do you pray for your state legislature? Here’s how I prayed for mine. […]

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Why Being a Christian is Difficult

It’s difficult to be a Christian. We saw that yesterday in the Louisiana Legislature over a bill known as the “Pastor Protection Act.” The House has approved the bill; now we wait for the Senate. This morning’s assessment of the bill in NOLA.com shows why it’s hard to be a Christian. Governor John Bel Edwards […]

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Sunday’s Always Coming

Last week I had breakfast with a great young pastor who is leading his church effectively in growth, mission work, and making a difference in his community. It was a great time of fellowship. We talked about a myriad of subjects relating to the work of a pastor. Finally, near the end of our time […]

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I’m Quitting

I’m quitting, and I hope you will too. I’ve quit doing what Martha calls “fiddling with my phone” while I’m driving. It wasn’t easy. I still feel the necessity to reach over and pick up my phone and see if I’ve missed something in the last 10 minutes. Now, if I’m on a long trip […]

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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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Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. — John 10:7, 9-10 (NIV)