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for: ‘March, 2019’



Our Journey to Golgotha

During this season leading up to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, we are looking at the Gospel of Mark and in particular the last week of the ministry of Jesus. During that last week, Jesus prepared His disciples for what was to come. He taught them about prayer, devotion, and their time on earth after […]

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Why I Am Confident About the Church

While we all have concerns about the church (meaning the universal church rather than a local congregation) and about its future, I want to assure you that I am confident about the future of the church. My confidence has little to do with me or with the church but everything to do with the Lord […]

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

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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)