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for: ‘November, 2016’



Joseph: Quiet Man or Man of God?

Joseph is often called “the forgotten man.” Sometimes, he is simply called the man in the background or the quiet man. I see something very different¬†in Joseph. I see a man of God, one devoted to God for life. When I see Joseph, I see the man to whom God would entrust His own Son. […]

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How I Am Getting Ready for Christmas

This year Christmas will be celebrated on a Sunday. That’s always a challenge for family activities and Christian worship. Actually, genuine worship and preparation for it are always a challenge. How can you get ready for Christmas? Here’s how I plan to do so. I hope you will follow me or find a definite plan […]

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How Many Ministers Do You Have?

Sometimes I get asked, “How many ministers do you have at First Baptist Church?” I understand what they mean by that question. They want to know how many full-time pastors we have at the church. I sometimes want to answer in a biblical fashion rather than what they mean. Ministry in the Christian church is […]

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Christmas: What It Means

I love Christmas. I always have. That’s the judgment of most everyone I know. We all love “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” We certainly need to know what happened at the first Christmas, but we also need to know what it means. The gospels meet both of these needs. […]

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What Makes Thanksgiving Special?

No one can doubt that Thanksgiving is special. It’s the biggest travel week of the year, and families use this time to get together across the generations. I saw someone yesterday who said they would have 20-30 people at their house, including family, friends, and even neighbors. What is it that makes this such a […]

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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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נ Nun Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. — Psalm 119:105 (NIV)