Monthly Archive
for: ‘May, 2016’



How About Some Marriage Counseling?

If you are getting married at First Baptist Church or by a minister from First Baptist we ask–that is, require–that you have premarital counseling. During this time of premarital counseling, we give people the basics of successful marriages. We discuss these five areas–communication, religion, sex, money, and in-laws. All of these are basics for marriages. […]

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Why Godliness Matters

For several weeks, I have been preaching a series of sermons about Godliness. Godliness is God’s desire for us. He wants us to be like Him. Why does Godliness matter? Yesterday, I preached from Exodus 33:1-6 on “Why Godliness Matters.” In addition to what is implied in Exodus 33, there are other very important reasons […]

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Why I’m Excited about FBC

I’m excited about First Baptist Church and our future. Let me tell you why. I’m obviously excited about expanding our building and the opportunities it will bring us in the future. Possibly at some other time, I can use my Lagniappe article to let you know how I see those possibilities. But, the expansion is […]

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Thoughts about Prayer, Blessings, and Tolerance

“Satan dreads nothing but prayer. His one concern is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, he mocks our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray–Samuel Chadwick. “No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; […]

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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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The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. — Deuteronomy 18:15 (NIV)