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for: ‘April, 2017’



What to Do While You Wait

Is anything more difficult than being patient? One of my least favorite activities is to wait. Most of us want action. We want to move on and get things done. Unfortunately, we have plenty of times when we have to wait. We all understand, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), but we […]

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Why the Ascension of Christ Matters

Christians don’t often emphasize the ascension of Jesus. We rightly celebrate and remember His birth, crucifixion, and resurrection. We even emphasize and remember the birth of the church on the day of Pentecost, but we rarely celebrate or think about his ascension. The ascension is found only one time among the four Gospels. Luke ended […]

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Have You Been Paid in Full?

Why do you do what you do? In effect, Jesus asked His disciples (and you and me) that question. He wanted to know why you give and why you pray. It’s truly easy to get caught up in doing religious things “in order to be seen of men” (Matthew 6:1). When you give for the […]

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Women and the Crucifixion

Women played a vital part in the message of Jesus and His sacrifice for the sins of the world. Women were the last at the cross and the first to witness the empty tomb and the band of angels who questioned why the women were seeking the living among the dead. A close look at […]

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Easter

Easter is now two weeks away. I hope you will work to make this a blessed and special time for you and for the church. Here are some things to remember and consider. First, do your best to be present with the church as we meet together. This is what the early church did. As […]

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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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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)