Yearly Archive
for: ‘2019’



Why It’s Better Than You Think

Yesterday I reread a 2016 article from Christianity Today entitled “Why the Local Church Is Trending Up.” The subtitle is, “We needn’t be afraid about the future of our congregations.” I don’t know many devoted followers of Christ who are not somewhat concerned about the future of the local church, particularly in America. I find […]

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Dealing With Procrastination

Last week I wrote about the times when we think we “must do something.“ It’s easy to get in to having  that kind of mindset. “I’ll do something even if it’s wrong.“ That kind of mindset can get us into real trouble. So can doing nothing. I sometimes find myself avoiding things because I don’t […]

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Jesus and Prayer

Jesus was a man of prayer, and He left His church to be a people of prayer. One of the many things that stand out about Jesus was His devotion in prayer. Mark noted how Jesus prayed. At the beginning (Mark 1:35), middle (Mark 6:46), and end of the Gospel (Mark 14:32), Mark showed that […]

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My Goal for Easter

Last weekend I revealed my goal for Easter 2019. My prayer and hope has been that by Easter weekend 2019 we will see many people consider their relationship with Christ and will respond to God’s drawing them to Himself. You may be one of those people who is considering such a proposal. What should you […]

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The Myth of “We’ve Got to Do Something!”

You’ve probably heard it; you’ve probably even said it, “We’ve just got to do something!” I remember a church member long ago who went on a trip to look for an orchestra and choir leader for our church. When he came back to give his report, he noted how in charge the leader was. He […]

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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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Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. — 1 Peter 2:2-3 (NIV)