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for: ‘December, 2016’



Happy New Year!

I hope you’ve had a great time these last two weeks. We’ve had a wonderful time with family and a wonderful time of worship Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We’ve enjoyed having Brad and Emily and Reagan and Luke with us since Christmas night. The weather was great the first part of the week, and […]

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Scripture I Want to Emphasize in the New Year

One of the things I want to happen in the new year is to be more attune to Scripture. I want to make sure that I study, learn, and meditate Scripture. But that is not enough. I want to live Scripture. Here are Scripture passages I want to live by in the days ahead. “Rejoice […]

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Three Things I Know About the New Year

We all have high hopes for every new year. It happens without fail. We dream, hope, and pray for a happy, prosperous, and blessed new year. That happens every year. It’s happening right now as well. Let me share with you three things I know about the coming year. First, many things will happen that […]

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My Takeaways from Christmas 2016

Amazingly, Christmas is now behind us, and as with all other years we now have to look to the future (and eat less!). Here are some of my takeaways for Christmas this year. First, I need Christmas. This is what I mean: I need the hope of Christmas and the joy of Christmas. I need […]

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Don’t Forget Church!

We all have a lot going on this week. Just in my own life I’ve made a quick trip to Alabama to visit my mother and have returned to be with my family from Covington and those visiting from Alabama and Florida. Making all these trips, buying gifts, preparing great meals, and generally getting everything […]

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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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“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)