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for: ‘December, 2017’



Evil and the Birth of Christ

We live in a world of evil. We don’t even have to read news reports to understand that evil is all around and constantly with us. The birth of Jesus shows us the magnitude of that evil. Jesus was born when Herod the Great was king. He was a king like the most awful dictators […]

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Getting Ready

The new worship center for First Baptist Church is progressing nicely. We still expect to be in the building for worship before Easter 2018 (April 1, 2018). We are hopeful for even an earlier beginning. We will happily keep you up to date! After our Wednesday worship, I spoke with one of our men. He […]

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Ideas Matter

Ideas Matter. What you read, hear, see, and think all matter. Most people, even Christians, somehow have the idea that you can see, read, hear, or think about anything and it has no affect on you. That is simply not true. What is happening right now in our culture is, I believe, a direct result […]

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What Joseph Can Teach Us About Manhood

I don’t have to remind you that we are living in very difficult times. Right now, we are dealing with an immorality which is creating division in the country and casting a pall of anger and distrust in our lives. The “#Metoo” movement has opened a door that we all hope will bring us to […]

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Don’t Get Tired

The Bible tells us not to get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up (Galatians 6:9). Those words could have been written for our current capital campaign and building expansion. We have already opened a major part of our building. If you have visited the […]

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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 Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)