‘Lagniappe’



The ABC’s of Being a Christian

Sometimes we simply need to look again at the basics. Even those of us who have known Christ for many years need to hear again the fundamentals of the faith. That seems to be what James the Apostle sought to do as he wrote his epistle “to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations” (James […]

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What Do I Want to Say to the Church?

It’s Thursday morning as I write my “Lagniappe” article for this weekend’s services. As I have prepared to write this, most of you know I have been “out of the pulpit” for a month due to your gracious encouragement to take time away and unwind. Now I am back and I have one question that […]

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What Every Christian Needs

Martha and I have had a wonderful month away. We have traveled and stayed at home. We have spent time with my mother and the families of both of our daughters. We deeply and sincerely appreciate your kindness in giving us this time. I don’t think I can emphasize enough what a privilege it is […]

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The Campuses of First Baptist Church

Last week, I mentioned to you our desire to reach locally and to reach globally. We believe that this is exactly what Jesus told us to do. As He ascended into heaven, He commanded His followers to “be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth“ (Acts 1:8). As part of […]

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Reaching Locally—Reaching Globally

What should a church do? What should our mission be? It seems that almost everyone – – even people who don’t go to church or appreciate the church – – has an opinion about what a church should do. Wouldn’t it make sense to learn what the founder of the church had in mind for […]

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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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I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” — Psalm 40:8 (NIV)