Yearly Archive
for: ‘2018’



The Child Who Would be Born

When Gabriel came to Mary, he made two astounding announcements. Not only did he describe a virgin giving birth, he also described the child which would be born. While we often focus on the amazing and unique conception and birth of the Messiah, we should even more focus on the child who would be born. […]

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What the Angel Told Mary

Luke 1:26-38 may be one of the most exciting and significant angelic encounters ever. These verses tell of how the Angel Gabriel foretold the birth of Jesus. What did he tell her? First, he called her “highly favored” and said that the Lord was with her. This troubled Mary, as well it should. After all, she was […]

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Christmas Can Be Hard

Christmas can be hard. But it also can be good even when circumstances are difficult. Life is filled with difficulties. The circumstances of life sometimes make any celebration–birthdays, holidays, etc–difficult. I remember so well as a teenager when someone close to me was killed in a traffic accident. I couldn’t get over the fact that […]

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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 am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)