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for: ‘January, 2019’



Living in the Present

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Paul words to the church in Philippi (3:14) sound more like a New Year’s sermon than the words of a man in a Roman prison. […]

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What Will Change the World?

We all want to see the world changed, and we all want to see it changed for good. How can that happen? First, we must look at the world realistically. World history has shown us plenty of people and groups who wanted to change the world to fit their view of what the world should […]

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Getting Ready to Work in God’s Kingdom

Happy New Year and welcome to worship for the first weekend of 2019! The first Sunday of the new year is always an exciting time for me. It also seems to be a time when the church as a whole expresses its readiness to serve and minister for the coming year. Today is no different. […]

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How I First Experienced the Comfort of Holy Scripture

I well remember when I first experienced how God’s Word comforts His people. It was at the funeral of Martha’s father. I remembered all of this yesterday as we gathered as a family at the memorial service for Martha’s brother, Tommy Layton, her last surviving sibling. Martha and I were engaged to be married when […]

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Life is Not Easy

I don’t have to tell you that life is not easy. From relationships to finances to illness and death, life is not easy. Like many others, (my wife) Martha’s family has experienced loss. On New Year’s Eve, Martha’s only brother and last living sibling passed away at his home in North Georgia. Martha and I […]

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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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Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. — Psalm 119:165 (NIV)