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for: ‘December, 2017’



God Guides–We Obey

Matthew’s description of the birth of Jesus Christ is very much filled with the Providence (divine guidance) of God. Again and again, God directs Joseph, and Joseph unquestionably obeys. This is an amazing picture of God‘s sovereignty and human obedience. Both work together to provide for the safety of the child and His mother. Joseph’s […]

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Our Schedule for the Holidays

Aren’t you amazed at how quickly Christmas has arrived? Let me give you a look at the schedule of First Baptist Church Covington over the next three weeks. We will not have Wednesday activities December 20, 27, or January 3. We will begin with our full slate of classes and ministries Wednesday, January 10. This […]

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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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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)