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for: ‘January, 2019’



Imprinting the Next Generation

Is anything more important than imparting the good news of God to the next generation? This week we had the Evangelism Conference for Louisiana Baptists meeting on our church campus. The theme for the conference concerned imprinting the next generation. What does this mean and how do we do it? Here are some of the […]

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Highlights of the Evangelism Conference

ECON, the conference formerly known as the Evangelism Conference of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, was held on the campus of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, this week. It was a real blessing. The theme was imprinting and reaching the next generation. Fred Luter and his son, Chip both preached as did David Hankins and his […]

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Prayer and the Ministry of the Church

The prayers of Nehemiah have affected me deeply. The prayers of Nehemiah are not only effective; they are prayers of humility, submissiveness, and power. These are the prayers that empower the church. Through the years I have noticed the tendency of pastors–like me–to want to lead the church by our ideas or vision. People who […]

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Walking Through Open Doors

Open and closed doors is a popular and helpful way to discern the will of God. This method is prominent in several passages of Scripture. The most prominent place for me is Acts 16:6-10. On his second missionary journey Paul and his missionary companions wanted go to two different areas to preach the gospel but […]

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Little Things That Make Me Smile

Martha often tells me, “It doesn’t take much to make you happy.” Sometimes I don’t know how to take that. Today, I want to write about a number of things that make me happy and when I think of them, I smile. As I write this, I’ve just walked through the Connection Center at First […]

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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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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. — Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)