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for: ‘November, 2017’



Thanksgiving is Good for You

“The more grateful you are the more likely you are to exhibit patience and self-control. College students who instituted methods for increasing gratitude such as keeping a gratitude journal slept longer and better. And couples who exhibit thankfulness tend to be more committed to each other and are more likely to remain in their relationships”–Jim […]

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Why We Must Have a Barnabas

Recently, I have been teaching through the Acts of the Apostles, and it has been fascinating and enlightening for me. I learned years ago that “the one teaches is the one who learns.” If you want to learn, find a group or an individual with whom you can share your insight, understanding, and preparation. Here […]

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Have You Prayed for Sutherland Springs?

Have you prayed for Sutherland Springs? Yesterday and last night I attended the annual meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention meeting this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As we began the first session, the president called for a special prayer for the church and the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. I was caught offguard and […]

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I Love This Passage of Scripture!

I love the fourth chapter of Philippians! I once had a seminary professor who was a great teacher of the Bible. We asked him one day, “What is your favorite book of the Bible?“ He responded rather quickly, “My favorite Bible book is the one I’m studying right now.“ That has often been my sentiment […]

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Church Security

I well remember when and why First Baptist Church, Covington, began church security. It was in the 1990’s long before we moved to our present location in 2001. The incident that precipitated our decision to establish security measures–both internal and external–was a shooting at a Baptist church in Fort Worth, Texas, on a Wednesday night. […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)