‘Stories Worth Telling’



What Happens When Society Breaks Down

Whenever there is a separation between values and practice, things break down. In ancient China, the people desired security from the barbaric, invading hordes to the north. To get this protection, they built the Great Wall of China. It’s 30 feet high, 18 feet thick and more than 1500 miles long! The Chinese goal was […]

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Christ’s Medicine

Each year our Christmas Eve services are some of the largest services of anytime in the year. We established the services years ago and have held to a fairly consistent format ever since. A typical Christmas Eve worship service contains joyful music, Scripture reading, a children’s sermon and a brief sermon. One o0f the highlights is that we take […]

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Sometimes You Need A Wakeup Call

I’ve often said there is nothing as abrupt as an alarm clock. Now, an inventor has invented the world’s most exasperating clock as well. He invented an alarm clock that can’t be turned off. It won’t give you five more minutes, and it won’t stop. You can’t uplug it or make it quit. You can’t reset […]

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He Took My Place

On March 28, 2012, I heard Steve Scheibner’s story about September 11, 2001. When you hear his story, you won’t soon forget it. Steve Scheibner flew airplanes for American Airlines. On September 10, 2001, he bid to fly in the cockpit for a flight from Logan International in Boston to Los Angeles,California. Because of the […]

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Another Masters Champion

Bubba Watson’s victory in the Masters Golf Tournament this week reminded me of another Masters that ended on Easter Sunday. This was one of those events that simply seems to stick in your mind. In 1993 Bernhard Langer won the Masters for the second time. Though memorable for him, his winning the Masters for the second […]

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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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Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)