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for: ‘November, 2018’



I Love God’s Promises

I love the promises of God. God is good, and God is great. Throughout Scripture He promises to bless us and care for us. He has our best interest at heart. What a wonderful God and Savior! In wonderful poetic form, Psalm 139 shows us the kindness and blessings of knowing the Lord and affirms […]

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Two Things I Have Never Experienced

When I give my Christian testimony, this is what I say: “There are two things I have never experienced. I have never been alone and I have never been without hope.” How can I say that? Is it Scriptural? I love Psalm 139. This psalm speaks of our intimate experience with God. It describes how […]

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“I Just Want to be Understood!”

How many times have I heard someone say, “I just want to be understood!”? Psychologists speak of understanding and being understood. These seem to be fundamental needs of every person. If we think someone understands who we are, how we feel, and why we act the way we do, we will cling to that person […]

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Thanksgiving is a Lot of Things, But It’s Not Easy

You can say a lot of things about Thanksgiving Day. It’s fun. It’s nice to have a day off. It’s wonderful to have family together. I love the football games. You probably have many other ideas you could add about Thanksgiving Day and being thankful. One thing you cannot say is that giving thanks is […]

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Thanksgiving Then and Now

I want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. May God continue to bless you and your family. Sometimes we forget how Thanksgiving Day–a uniquely American holiday–began. In 1621, Governor William Bradford of Massachusetts decreed December 13, 1621, as a day of feasting and thanksgiving to God for His provision and protection. This decree came on […]

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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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Verse of the Day

[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)