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for: ‘April, 2019’



A Church of Unity and Harmony

“All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers”–Acts 1:14. Luke’s summary of the work of the church records how the early disciples worked together in unity and harmony. Is there a bigger need today? Luke used the phrase “in one […]

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Four Things to Make Your Church Better

I love the church. I always have. For all of my adult life, I have been actively involved in a local church. While I don’t have all wisdom or all knowledge, I have definite ideas of how you can make your own local church better in ministry, service, and impact. Let me give you four […]

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Reflecting God’s Image in Our Relationships

Relationships are everything. At some point in life, we all come to understand that relationships–with God and with others–account for the value of life. God made us for relationship with Him. He created us in His image. He wants us to REFLECT His image in all of our relationships. These are basic Christian truths. Our […]

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The Fragility of the Church

My mother is aging and is becoming more and more feeble. For this reason, we are making more trips to see her. We did so this week. One of the places I visited when I went home was the location of the first church where I served as a pastor. The church building was about 12 […]

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Our Hope

I have good news and bad news. We smile at that statement, but we know that the statement is true. There is always bad news. As long as “Satan is alive and well” and as long as we struggle with our old sinful nature, there will be plenty of bad news. But, I also have […]

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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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What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? — Mark 8:36 (NIV)