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A Disastrous Decision

Acts five contains one of the most tragic, sobering, and shocking passages in all of Scripture. This passage is closely akin to the death of Achan in Joshua seven which occurs for roughly the same reason. You may recall the events. Ananias and Sapphira, two married believers in the early church, sought to receive the […]

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Why We Must Have a Barnabas

Recently, I have been teaching through the Acts of the Apostles, and it has been fascinating and enlightening for me. I learned years ago that “the one teaches is the one who learns.” If you want to learn, find a group or an individual with whom you can share your insight, understanding, and preparation. Here […]

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It’s Not How You Start . . .

Over the last couple of years I have driven through tiny Port Barre (pronounced Barry), Louisiana, a number of times. In fact, I usually stop at one of the service stations for a cup of coffee or a bag of peanuts. Port Barre is one of those great places in Louisiana filled with cajun accents […]

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No One Is Self Made

No one is self made. Sometimes we think we have done everything on our own, but we all stand on the shoulders and encouragement of others. Sam Walton is about as “self-made” as anyone in America. We know his remarkable story of success in building the largest retail business in the world and one of […]

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The Best Preacher I Ever Heard

I hesitate to rank preachers but Frank Pollard, the late pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi, comes as close as any I know as being the best preacher I ever heard. For years, Frank came to FBC Covington to preach in our Miracle Mondays each July. He was the one constant we had […]

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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)