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for: ‘January, 2019’



Learning to Wait

We don’t like to wait. We have learned to think that everything should be waiting for us when we show up. That kind of mentality affects our relationship with God as well. Instead of thinking that we exist to serve God, we begin to think that God exists for the purpose of giving us what […]

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End of Year Report

2018 was an historic year for First Baptist church. Obviously, opening a new and amazing worship center would certainly make this an historic year at any place. But it’s also history making because the church reached record levels in 2018 in every measurable category. Worship attendance increased 13% last year over the previous year, averaging […]

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Nehemiah—Man of Compassion and Prayer

Over the past few weeks I have been reading and studying the Book of Nehemiah in preparation for a sermon series that will be will taking place on all the campuses of First Baptist Church. When you think of Nehemiah, you immediately think of a builder and a governor, but you don’t immediately think of […]

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“God’s Got This!”

Last night I met a college student who is part of a new family at our church. She’s a senior in college and will be graduating this year. I asked her the kind of question that is normal to ask someone completing college,“So, what’s next?“ Her answer was surprising and right on. She said, “I […]

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Don’t Quit!

Paul encouraged the churches of Galatia to not grow weary and quit. “And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the […]

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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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Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:11-12 (NIV)