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for: ‘May, 2018’



What Are Extraordinary Miracles?

What are “extraordinary miracles?“ For me, Acts 19:11-20 is one of the most fascinating passages in all of Scripture. What makes it so fascinating is Luke’s description of “extraordinary miracles“ that occurred during Paul’s Ephesian ministry. Ephesus was one of the major cities of the Mediterranean world. While Athens could be called the center of learning and […]

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I Need A “Get Out of Jail Free” Card

I grew up with board games. We didn’t have many board games, but the ones we had were fun. We played “Sorry!,” Risk,” and several others. The one I remember the best was “Monopoly.” I wasn’t the only one who liked Monopoly. Monopoly is one of the first board games and one of the most […]

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Should We Just Cast Lots?

Various churches are governed differently. What is the correct way? After reading the New Testament, should we just cast lots and get it over with? In a word, no. While we find an instance of casting lots in the New Testament, all of the evidence points to this instance (Acts 1:26) as the last such […]

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The Importance of Leadership

John Maxwell has famously stated: “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” That may be true in the business world, politics, or sports, is it also true in matters of faith. As I prepared to preach from Acts 1, I became aware of the importance of leadership. After all, what did Jesus do? According to Luke’s […]

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May 30 Congregational Meeting

Wednesday, May 30 will be the date of our next Congregational Meeting. This meeting will begin at 6:45 and last for one hour. The meeting will be more information than voting. We meet four times a year and give reports concerning attendance, ministries, and finances. If you have had issues with “church politics” in 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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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)