‘Stories Worth Telling’

It Was a Saints Monday

It’s been a hard day in New Orleans, the state of Louisiana, and along the gulf coast. We are sick over the Saints’ loss. As someone told me yesterday, I would have rather lost by 30 points. People in the New Orleans area have long known about Saints Mondays. It’s one of those days after […]

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Our Very Practical God

My study of the Acts of the Apostles has taken me to Acts 12 where Simon Peter has been placed in prison. Herod Agrippa I, the grandson of Herod the Great and the nephew of Herod Antipas, killed James, the brother of John, with the sword and imprisoned Peter as well. He obviously intended to […]

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How I Learned about Christian Fellowship

While I had an inkling of the seriousness of Christian fellowship, I really learned its significance as a pastor in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, when I was in my early 20s. Martha and I had moved to Louisiana and immediately I became pastor of First Baptist Church, Donaldsonville. Even by Louisiana standards, Donaldsonville is unique and very […]

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Have You Prayed for Sutherland Springs?

Have you prayed for Sutherland Springs? Yesterday and last night I attended the annual meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention meeting this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As we began the first session, the president called for a special prayer for the church and the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. I was caught offguard and […]

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The Blessings of the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation began five hundred years ago as a Roman Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed his “talking points” (known as his “Ninety-five Theses”) to the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. That event and the years since have been a tremendous blessing to the church. In addition to the reformation […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)