What Do I Want to Say to the Church?

It’s Thursday morning as I write my “Lagniappe” article for this weekend’s services. As I have prepared to write this, most of you know I have been “out of the pulpit” for a month due to your gracious encouragement to take time away and unwind. Now I am back and I have one question that […]

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How to Face Criticism

There are so many things in life you can’t be sure of or ever know. Here’s one thing you can be very sure of. If you attempt anything significant, you will receive criticism. How will you handle it? How should you handle it? Jesus faced constant criticism from the most influential leaders of Judaism. As […]

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What Should A Pastor Do?

What should be a pastor’s job description? Most churches attempt to write a job description for their pastor. It’s one of those ways of saying, “this is what we want you to do.” Churches often have difficulty determining what a pastor should do and how the pastor should function. It’s not only churches that often […]

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Who Will Care for These?

“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me” (Matthew 25:40). Jesus emphasized the care for the poor, needy, and estranged. He called us to care for those around us. As we care for others, we care for Him. This past week a […]

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The Pastor Who Pleases God

I used to describe the most divisive issue in any church as any statement with the word “pastor” in it. Let’s face it, pastors are important to the church. In fact, almost everyone describes a church by its pastor. What should you say about a pastor? What should the pastor aspire to be? What could […]

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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 to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)