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Why Good Things Happen At Church

Years ago I preached a sermon with the title: “Why Good Things Happen At Church.” I have no idea what I said–I only remember the title. I do remember we had seen good things happening at church, and I wanted to reinforce good decisions and attitudes. Though I really don’t remember what I said or […]

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Quotations You Can Use (November 16, 2012)

“The goodness of God is the drive behind all the blessings He daily bestows upon us. God created us because He felt good in His heart and He redeemed us for the same reason”–A.W. Tozer, Knowledge of the Holy, 87. “Our friend is a woman, a Christian, and a medical doctor. Over dinner the other […]

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“The Church Is All We Have”

The church is the hope of the world; it is time for the church to stand up and be counted. That was my belief in joining with Dr. David Hankins, Executive-Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, to propose “The President’s 2020 Commission” to study the effectiveness of what we do as Louisiana Baptists. We must […]

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Quotations You Can Use (November 9, 2012)

“The goodness of God is that which disposes Him to be kind, cordial, benevolent, and full of good will toward men. He is tenderhearted and of quick sympathy, and His unfailing attitude toward all moral beings is open, frank, and friendly. By His nature He is inclined to bestow blessedness and He takes holy pleasure in […]

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Where We Are

At strategic and important times, I report to the church where we are and where we hope to go. This is one of those times. Beginning last November and especially this past January, First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, has seen the powerful working of God. My hope and prayer is that this is happening in many churches. […]

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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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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)