The Full Armor of God

Paul called for us to walk worthy of our calling in Christ (Ephesians 4:1).  He wanted the church to live Godly lives in the midst of an ungodly world.  He not only called for worthy walks, he also gave us an example and a way to live worthy of the calling and name of Christ. […]

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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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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. — Colossians 3:15 (NIV)