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Make the Most of Every Day

Martha and I lost a dear friend this week. Stevie (Stephanie) Hoppen passed away this week at a much too early age. We lost a wonderful friend who has been a part of our lives since our children were little. Three families met together for Halloween and Christmas, birthdays and celebrations of every kind. There […]

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Telling Others What You Know

How do we help our friends, family, and neighbors know Christ? We all feel the urgency to share Christ with the people closest to us. We especially want to make sure we’ve done everything within our power to help them go to heaven. What can we do to be effective in this area? First, determine […]

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Do You Have Enough Time?

I’m always amazed at what I have heard from many retired men: “I don’t know how I ever worked. I’m too busy.” I have heard that enough times to believe that it’s really true. We all struggle with having enough time. In the Bible you find two kinds of time. The first is the time […]

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“My Hope”

I am excited about my sermon this weekend. (BTW, if the pastor who preaches is not excited about the sermon, we are in trouble). The story is the call of Matthew to serve as Jesus’ disciple and what Matthew did in response (Matthew 9:9-17). This is what Matthew did. He invited other tax collectors and […]

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Everyone’s In PR

Recently, I have been reading a book by Mark DeMoss entitled The Little Red Book of Wisdom. DeMoss leads a Public Relations firm. I have enjoyed his insights into the Christian faith and for his wisdom in general, particularly about how the world works. One of the ways the world works is that “Everyone’s in Public Relations.” […]

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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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[A Church Divided Over Leaders] I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. — 1 Corinthians 1:10 (NIV)