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for: ‘February, 2018’



The Life and Legacy of Billy Graham

Billy Graham died yesterday morning. Governor Mike Huckabee, a man with quick wit and deep faith, said that that statement was the greatest example of fake news he had ever seen. He said, “Billy Graham is more alive today than he’s ever been.“ He’s right, of course. When speaking to Martha at the death of […]

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Has Life Gotten You Down?

No one could ever say that life is easy. In Scripture we find a very realistic look at life. Whether Job in the loss of everything he had or Paul and Peter placed in prison and finally executed, Scripture shows us life as it really is. What happened to John the Baptist is one of […]

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I Need A “To Do” List

I have found that I am one of those people who needs a “To Do” list. Over the years I’ve used them in a variety of ways, sometimes written and sometimes electronic. Even though I am now using an electronic version— one that I’m very please with – – the old-fashioned kind also works very […]

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Learning to Serve Like Jesus

Jesus made it very clear that His coming into the world was unlike anyone else on earth. He came not to be served but to serve. He left that legacy to all those who would follow Him. How is it that we serve as He did? First, we recognize that our will must come under […]

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The Schedule for Opening Our New Worship Center

Each week I write this “little something extra” (Lagniappe, pronounced lan-yap) for the members and attenders of First Baptist Church. I use it to keep each one up to date on where we are as a church.   We are all excited about opening our new Worship Center. Clif Smith used this phrase, “We have […]

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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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[A Church Divided Over Leaders] I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. — 1 Corinthians 1:10 (NIV)