Summer @ FBC

I probably don’t have to remind you how busy and hectic the summer can be.   Public schools in St. Tammany Parish are only seven weeks from starting up again.  Isn’t this the first week of summer? Summer is a large part of what we want to accomplish at FBC. Let’s discuss our plan for doing ministry. First, we […]

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What Are You Looking for in a Wife?

What are you looking for in a mate?  I almost always ask this question of couples who are engaged and plan to be married.  You probably would be surprised to know how few have really considered the subject.  When I am attempting to help couples who have hit a rough spot in their marriage, I ask the […]

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You’ve Got Your Hands Full

Martha and I attended the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, a three day meeting filled to the brim with meetings, preaching, singing, and convention business.  That is all nice, but it’s not what makes people attend each year. People attend to see old friends and to ask them:  “where are you now?”  It’s a […]

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Being Filled With The Spirit

What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18)?  Paul’s urgent command (it’s an imperative) has mystified believers and divided denominations, but it’s really very simple. Paul used language that makes the verse clear.  Paul emphasized the work of the Holy Spirit.   Paul’s letter to the Ephesians contains several important teachings about […]

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What Impressed Me About VBS, FBC Style

  I’ve always been impressed by Vacation Bible School.  I can remember several important events in VBS from the time when I was a kid.  I remember a story about a POW.  Only a few students knew what a POW was.  We learned a valuable lesson that day about depending on God and knowing that God would […]

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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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My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)