Congregational Meeting #3 2019

Our third congregational meeting for the year 2019 will be held this weekend (Sunday, September 8 at 6:00 pm) in Central Hall. Our congregational meetings are important times for us. Our by-laws and our church culture calls for transparency in our meetings. For this reason and because we are congregationally governed, I hope you will […]

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The Word for Today (September 6, 2019)

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6). I continue to be amazed at how many times the Bible tells us to be strong and courageous and […]

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Things That Should Never Be A Part of Your Life

There are so many things I want in my life–some material and some emotional,–but I definitely want them. There are other things in life that I must do my best to rid from my life. And, it’s not just me. It is you and all those who hold the name of Christ dear. Paul instructed […]

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Fear Kills–God Delivers

In football, pundits love to say, “speed kills.” It’s a metaphorical saying, but there is another saying that is more than a metaphor. It is this, fear kills. It does so by paralyzing people. It keeps us from doing our best, taking a risk, or just going on with life. Almost everyone who takes their […]

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How Did You Spend Your Labor Day?

How did you spend your Labor Day? I think it’s safe to say that the concept of “Labor Day“ in America has changed. Early on, Labor Day was the day for labor unions to parade and for people to honor those who labor with their hands. That has changed. I read a report yesterday that […]

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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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Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. — Galatians 6:2 (NIV)