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Living Our Best in the Worst of Times

We have just celebrated the 243rd anniversary of American Independence. In many ways, it seems the worst of times. When you look at the world and when you look at America, you often feel that things are just not right. You may have seen the reports out of France last week where the highest court […]

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Making Church Membership Meaningful

We often talk about making church membership meaningful. At our church’s Discovery Class we sometimes, ask the question, “What makes church membership meaningful?” Then we try to answer the question to help new and prospective members. Last week I read a report in Baptist Press,¬†concerning a church in Kentucky that sought to make church membership […]

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A Great Week

It’s been a great week! Vacation Bible School has gone really well. We’ve had a great group of volunteers, and we’ve seen a number of children come to know Christ. On Friday, I spoke with a grandmother who has had two of her grandchildren that don’t go to church accept Christ. What a blessing that […]

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Seven Reasons to Come Back to Church This Weekend

You came to church this last weekend and you enjoyed being present with the family of God. Why not come back this weekend? Even better, why not make a commitment to make worship with the people of God your weekly practice? Here are seven reasons why you should worship with the saints (that’s all set […]

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Does This Make Sense to You?

Over the years I have noticed a strange phenomenon. I have seen this phenomenon enough times to know that it is true, but it still doesn’t make any sense to me. Here’s the strange behavior. After Easter less people attend church than before Easter. This happens regularly where I lead. I have noticed it repeatedly […]

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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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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:14 (NIV)