‘Stories Worth Telling’



Will You Be A Guide?

Last night I taught the exciting events in the life of Philip the Evangelist. We know Philip as the evangelist because he is described in that way in Acts 21:8-9. He lived in Caesarea (on the Mediterranean coast) and  had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. He, no doubt, became known as “The Evangelist” because of […]

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What Just Happened Here?

Last week I witnessed a near altercation in a big box store parking lot. I had a hard time believing what I was seeing and a hard time understanding what took place. Martha and I were traveling out of town last Friday afternoon when we realized we needed to stop off and pick up an […]

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Matthew the Tax Collector

Recently, I have been fascinated by Matthew the Tax Collector. By the way, “Matthew the Tax Collector” is how he identified himself (Matthew 10:3). I assume that what the early believers said about the author of the First Gospel is correct. Second generation Christians gave us what they knew about the authors of the books […]

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“May God Protect Us All”

Hurricane Irma, with its 185 mile per hour winds, made landfall on the Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Antigua early this morning. You know by now that Irma is the most fierce storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean (storms even more fierce have been in the warmer waters of the Caribbean Sea and the […]

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No Camping for Me!

Before I was an older teenager, I camped out quite a bit. It all started with my family going on a camping trip with my best friend’s family. Imagine four adults and four boys on a camping trip in one station wagon! I also did a lot of hiking and camping with my Boy Scout […]

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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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But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)