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for: ‘September, 2018’



A Good Year

I use my “Lagniappe” article each week to give my local congregation a “little something extra”  concerning our church. This is some of the information you need. Today I want to write about our Connect Group attendance and our total worship attendance. Here’s the short version: both have done very well and are at record […]

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A Reason for Hope

Over the last two weeks I have had the privilege of reading three books on how to share our faith. At the same time, I have studied in depth on the witness of Paul the Apostle. Doing both of these has confirmed some convictions I have long held. I also have seen anew that what […]

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Watching Gordon–Remembering Katrina

Late last night Tropical Storm Gordon came ashore near Dauphin Island, Alabama, with 75 MPH winds. Hurricanes and storms are a way of life along the Gulf Coast, especially the Louisiana coast and the New Orleans area. Thankfully for those who live around me, we have not dealt with the worst of Gordon. Covington and […]

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We Can Take the Heat–But Not From You

Last week a promising young pastor who served a large church in California committed suicide. His death has rightly caused shock, concern, and grief among church leaders all over the country. We are immediately filled with questions. What was going on in his mind and heart? What was he going through? His wife has made […]

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You Don’t Have to Sin

I have really good news. You don’t have to sin. Sometimes we think we simply must rebel against God and that we don’t have any resources to keep us in obedience to Christ. That is simply not true. It is not inevitable that you sin, and it is not beyond the power of God to […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)