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for: ‘August, 2019’



Why I Hate to See August Go

I suppose I really have many reasons to hang on to the month of August, but I want to give you reasons from a church standpoint of why I hate to see the calendar turn from August to September. This has been the best monthly attendance in the history of the church. This is both […]

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The Word for Today (August 30, 2019)

What is the very essence of being a Christian? You could give a myriad of answers, taken from a multitude of verses, but my answer is Ephesians 4:31-32. I believe that God’s Spirit works to make us new people. He works within us to be Godly women and men who obey the Spirit and seek […]

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Learning to Do the Small Things

In almost every area of life, it’s the small things that count. Think about your marriage. What is it that really counts? Almost always, it’s the small things. A big ring or valuable piece of jewelry a husband gives to his wife probably doesn’t count for very much if he leaves out kindness, tenderness, and […]

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The Strangeness of Grief

Grief is different for everyone and in every situation. I have spoken those truths over the years. Now, I am experiencing them personally as I grieve the loss of my mother. My mother was a beautiful person who taught me so much about life. You can read more about her here and here. Everyone does […]

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The Power of Showing Up

You probably don’t know the name of Tim Grover, but you almost certainly know the name of Michael Jordan. Maybe you should know Tim Grover’s name as well. Tim Grover trained Michael Jordan. He has also trained a large group of other National Basketball Association players. Many of these would be well-known names also. He […]

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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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Verse of the Day

When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” — Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV)