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for: ‘June, 2018’



Our Time Away

Martha and I want to thank you for our time away during the month of July. You are very gracious to offer us this time and to insist that we take it. We know that as the month goes along we will also look forward to our return. I will continue to communicate with you […]

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You Can’t Have Too Many Friends

You can’t have too many friends. We all need people we can count on and who will call us to greater accountability and faith. Paul certainly had people around him who were with him to the end. These were people who had been faithful to him and to the Lord he proclaimed for many years. […]

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Satan’s Last Words

Many years ago I heard a chapel sermon that has affected me ever since. I remember writing down the four major points on a scrap of paper. Years later I found the paper and thought again about what I had heard. The sermon was entitled, “The Four Ways Satan Tempts Us.” This sermon was in […]

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The Urgency of Being Filled with the Spirit

It is urgent that you are led by the Spirit. Paul made this very clear in his epistle to the Ephesians, “but be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). This short command contains an urgency we all should understand. The Greek for “be filled” is packed with meaning. First, it is an imperative command. This […]

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A Disastrous Decision

Acts five contains one of the most tragic, sobering, and shocking passages in all of Scripture. This passage is closely akin to the death of Achan in Joshua seven which occurs for roughly the same reason. You may recall the events. Ananias and Sapphira, two married believers in the early church, sought to receive 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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but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. — Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)