Yearly Archive
for: ‘2018’



I Want to be Like Chick-fil-A

Martha and I have had some vacation and travel time which we have enjoyed immensely. As we traveled we have eaten a couple of times at a Chick-fil-A. Every time we pull into this fast food restaurant, we predictably talk about the same thing. It goes something like this, “Look at the number of cars!” […]

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Praying for Wisdom

All of us need God’s wisdom, even if we don’t always acknowledge that we do. How many times in your life have you said, “I just wish someone would tell me what to do?” Life can get very distressing. We truly do need God’s wisdom. Here is the good news. God has all wisdom, and […]

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Praying for What You Don’t Have

Sometime back in my teen years, my mother taught me about prayer. She said that many people pray what she called “Gimme, gimme, gimme” prayers. In case you missed the point, she meant that people are always asking God for things, usually selfish and trivial in nature. They are praying “Give me” prayers. What should […]

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Making Church Membership Meaningful

We often talk about making church membership meaningful. At our church’s Discovery Class we sometimes, ask the question, “What makes church membership meaningful?” Then we try to answer the question to help new and prospective members. Last week I read a report in Baptist Press, concerning a church in Kentucky that sought to make church membership […]

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The Campuses of First Baptist Church

Last week, I mentioned to you our desire to reach locally and to reach globally. We believe that this is exactly what Jesus told us to do. As He ascended into heaven, He commanded His followers to “be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth“ (Acts 1:8). As part of […]

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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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My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)