A Day to Remember

As we mark Memorial Day in America, it is certainly a day to remember. Yesterday at the church where I serve, we asked those whose family has lost someone in the defense of our country and our freedom to stand for recognition. I was amazed at how many families stood. It was sobering. We certainly […]

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Memorial Day and Our Summer Schedule

On this Memorial day weekend, we must remember and give thanks for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. I hope you will do more than just take a day off. I hope that you will also remember. We are rapidly approaching our summer schedule. Vacation Bible School begins Monday, June 4. We hope […]

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What Are Extraordinary Miracles?

What are “extraordinary miracles?“ For me, Acts 19:11-20 is one of the most fascinating passages in all of Scripture. What makes it so fascinating is Luke’s description of “extraordinary miracles“ that occurred during Paul’s Ephesian ministry. Ephesus was one of the major cities of the Mediterranean world. While Athens could be called the center of learning and […]

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I Need A “Get Out of Jail Free” Card

I grew up with board games. We didn’t have many board games, but the ones we had were fun. We played “Sorry!,” Risk,” and several others. The one I remember the best was “Monopoly.” I wasn’t the only one who liked Monopoly. Monopoly is one of the first board games and one of the most […]

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Should We Just Cast Lots?

Various churches are governed differently. What is the correct way? After reading the New Testament, should we just cast lots and get it over with? In a word, no. While we find an instance of casting lots in the New Testament, all of the evidence points to this instance (Acts 1:26) as the last such […]

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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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but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. — Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)