What Makes Christians Shine Like Stars in the Universe?

The apostle Paul encouraged the believers at Philippi to “Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). Paul meant that our salvation cannot be static and only in the past. It must also be very much in the present and in the future. Paul did not mean that you work for […]

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“Wonderful” Wednesdays at FBC

Wednesdays have been wonderful at FBC. We are thankful for your embracing our new schedule and new opportunities to serve, grow, and worship at First Baptist Church. Let me tell you about some of the things that are making Wednesdays wonderful at FBC. These are in no particular order of importance. First, the new “Goldilocks” […]

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“If You’re Right with God . . .”

“If you’re right with God, everything else is fine; if you’re not right with God, everything else is out of place. Being connected with God is the most important thing there is”–Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman. “We cannot attain the presence of God because we’re already totally in the presence of God. What’s absent […]

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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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How to Choose a Church

Millions of Americans choose a church every year. Most do so because they relocated to a different area, but some do so because of dissatisfaction with their current church. None of us likes the idea of “church shopping,” but we certainly have to have criteria for making a decision. Let me give you five ideas […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)