Yearly Archive
for: ‘2019’



How We Pray

Prayer is at the heart of our Christian faith. In Scripture, we find many examples of prayer including and culminating with Jesus’ model prayer (the Lord’s Prayer). We also find exhortations to pray, and we find different aspects of prayer. One of the great passages about prayer is Paul’s writing to the Ephesians. In this […]

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Live a Joyful Countenance

Would you like to be a better friend? Here’s what I said about that yesterday. Today, I want to amplify part of that help about being a better friend. It’s the part about living a joyful countenance. We all love to be around happy, joyful, and positive people. These are people who are not always […]

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How You Can Be A Better Friend

We all want friends. We all need friends. Have you considered how you can be a real friend to your friends? I’m sure there are many answers to this question, but these are some things I think you can particularly do to be a better friend. First, pray for your friends. This is something I’ve […]

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Why You Should Love the Church

I love the church. I always have, and I always will. You should love it, too. Here’s why. First, it is the body of Christ. Any reasonable understanding of that term and the way it is described in the New Testament makes clear the fact we cannot be part of Christ unless we are part […]

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The Two Ways

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. Blessed […]

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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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For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. — Psalm 14:1 (NIV)