My New Sermon Series for Easter

The cross of Jesus Christ is the central event in all of history. I am thankful to have the opportunity to preach through Easter Sunday about the cross. In the past, I have often preached from the Gospels relating the actual events of the crucifixion. In the coming weeks, I plan to preach from other […]

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Why Do You Do The Things You Do?

I am writing this on Thursday, but I’m thinking about Sunday. I’m thinking about Sunday and the sermon I feel led to deliver to the people of my church. Since the first of the year I have been preaching a series on things that are Trending. This week the sermon is how greed and selfishness […]

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What Will Church Be Like In 2044?

I spent several days this week joining with other pastors of similar size churches across the Southern Baptist convention. As usual with these kinds of gatherings, we networked, fellowshipped, and discussed common problems. While most of the problems are exactly the kind that you could think of, there were several that you might be surprised […]

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Does Church Make A Difference?

Sometimes we wonder if what we do each week is doing any good. To hear some non-Christians speak is to assume that our evangelism, discipleship, and service ministries are useless and without merit. Does going to church week by week make a difference? You can make a very strong case that the casual church goer […]

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Ministries That Make A Difference

Over the last two weeks I have written about the ministry of deacons and about the ministries of First Baptist Covington in general. Today I want to get specific about several ministries that make a difference. The place where I live and minister is blessed with a number of ministries which are making a real […]

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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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[Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time] Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!” — Matthew 20: 17-19 (NIV)