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for: ‘September, 2019’



Should a Wife “Obey” Her Husband?

Should a wife obey her husband? In the year 2019, that seems like a ridiculous question, but when I began as a young pastor the question had real significance. In most marriage vows of that day, “love, honor, and obey” were part of the vows of the bride. But somehow, it didn’t feel right to […]

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Can I Trust God?

Though no one really talks about it much, it’s one of the basic questions of life–“Can I trust God?” Of all the things we really need to know, this question comes close to the most important in life. We want to know if God knows us and if He will be there when we need […]

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Life Rarely Turns Out the Way You Want It

We are all painfully aware that life rarely turns out the way we had hoped. As a pastor, I often see people who struggle with hopes and dreams that never worked out. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence. How do you reset your hopes and dreams and move forward with your life? How do you […]

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What Is the Problem?

Have you ever considered the problem – – the basic problem – – we have? Would you know how to define it succinctly so that it would be clear to everyone? Much of the book of Jeremiah is his succinctly defining the problem of human beings. For example, he told the people of Israel that […]

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Congregational Meeting #3 2019

Our third congregational meeting for the year 2019 will be held this weekend (Sunday, September 8 at 6:00 pm) in Central Hall. Our congregational meetings are important times for us. Our by-laws and our church culture calls for transparency in our meetings. For this reason and because we are congregationally governed, I hope you will […]

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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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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)