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for: ‘June, 2018’



How the Church Stands in the Midst of Opposition

The church will face opposition. Jesus made this plain. He warned His disciples about impending persecution and opposition. He knew the opposition would come, and He prepared them for the future. Jesus warned His disciples that if the world hated Him it would hate them also. He prepared them for persecution but assured them that […]

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A Great Week

It’s been a great week! Vacation Bible School has gone really well. We’ve had a great group of volunteers, and we’ve seen a number of children come to know Christ. On Friday, I spoke with a grandmother who has had two of her grandchildren that don’t go to church accept Christ. What a blessing that […]

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Could We Just Live In Ephesians 4?

I love Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. Ephesians is a letter concerning the church. Its themes are church themes and its teaching blesses the work and unity of the church. One of my favorite parts of Ephesians is Ephesians 4:24-32. Paul begins this section by reminding believers that we are new and that we should […]

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God is Great, God is Good

My earliest prayer was, “God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food.” For most of my life I have thought of that as a childish prayer. Now, I’ve changed my opinion. Yes, I know that prayer should be more than “saying grace” over a meal. I also know that prayer […]

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What’s A Church?

America is made up of churches, but the wide range of differences in churches makes me wonder what the church really is . Where should we go to decide what the church is and what it should be? As I’ve often told my congregation, my mother reminded me often that “We are a New Testament […]

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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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For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. — Hebrews 10:30-31 (NIV)