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for: ‘December, 2017’



Getting Ready and Getting Started

Each week I write an article for First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, entitled “Lagniappe” (“a little extra). This is my submission for this last weekend of 2017. We’ve had a wonderful time of worship and celebration in December. Now it’s time to get ready for the opening of our new building (we anticipate late February […]

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What We Need in 2018

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). “Fallen man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs improvement: he is a rebel who must lay down his arms”–C.S. Lewis “There’s a silent pause between Christmas and the New […]

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Finishing the Story

In some ways,  the last paragraph of Matthew Chapter Two seems superfluous.  After all, the child has been protected and those who wanted to kill him are dead, but that’s not the end of the story. In fact, the story is only beginning. This passage of Scripture seems very important to me for two reasons. […]

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The Why of Christmas

The Christmas narrative found in the Gospel of Matthew is much different from the narrative in the Gospel of Luke. It’s not contradictory, but it is different. It’s as different as men and women. Luke’s gospel gives us the events of the birth of Jesus from the point of view of Mary. This tells us […]

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Seven Best Practices for 2018

This has been an amazing year, but it is quickly coming to an end. I want to challenge you with some of the practices which will make this next year even better. I see these practices as good for life and a blessing for the woman and man of God. May God bless you 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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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18 (NIV)