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The What and the Why of Work

I grew up in the church and I was raised by Christian parents, but neither of those prepared me for God’s teaching about vocation and work. Vacation Bible school, Sunday school, and various Bible studies never fully equipped me to understand God‘s plan. When you look at biblical teaching about work you find the what […]

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“I Live Like An Atheist”

Earlier this week I was stunned by the words of a deeply committed follower of Christ. “During the week, I live like an atheist.” This man really doesn’t live like an atheist, but his words struck deep into how we tend to live. He was referring to Colossians 3:17 where Paul called us to live […]

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How Is that Working for You?

John Ortberg in his book entitled, “The Life You’ve Always Wanted“ told the story of a Senate hearing in the 1960s. The hearing had to do with changes to come in the country and in the world in the next few years because of technological revolution. According to Ortberg, senators heard how technology would change […]

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A Word for Fat Tuesday

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all  in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Today in Mobile, New Orleans, Rio, most of South Louisiana, and many other parts of the world this is Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or Carnival. For the most […]

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Why Time Goes So Fast

Our pastoral team spent several hours yesterday planning our calendar for 2019. It’s a little strange planning Christmas now – – not Christmas this year but our Christmas plans for next year! I’m convinced time seems to whiz by because we all have such busy calendars. Not only are we planning for 2019 but we’re […]

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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 what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)