Three Words for When You Pray

Jesus prayed, and He taught His disciples to pray. Prayer is at the center of our relationship with God. You can read one magnificent example of Jesus’ prayer life by reading here. As you pray, three words will help make your prayer more meaningful. First, ask. Ask and don’t be afraid to ask. Sometimes, I […]

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How Jesus Decided On His Disciples

Have you ever wondered how Jesus made the decision about his disciples? Who would you call as your disciple? What kind of characteristics would they have? Let’s consider three important considerations about the disciples of Jesus. First, Jesus spent intense time in prayer before calling the disciples. Luke is the gospel writer who gives us […]

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Three Ways Not to Pray

Prayer is central to our faith. In fact, prayer seems to be a common practice of all peoples. Prayer is important because it’s essential to getting in touch with God. Even many atheists admit to praying in difficult times. If prayer is so necessary and important, are there ways we harm our times of prayer? Are […]

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Four Things You Need to Know About This Weekend

This weekend will be a significant weekend for our church. We will make decisions which will determine the future of our church, and we will hold events which could and should make a difference in your life with the Lord. Let me tell you about these four events. First, we welcome Maggie Fredericks to our […]

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Intimacy with God

“They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob”–Psalm 24:5-6. “On one hand, to ‘receive blessing from the Lord’ we must ‘seek the face of the God of Jacob’ (Psalm 24:5, 6). Then, when we […]

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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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For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, — Philippians 1:29 (NIV)