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How I Communicate with the Church

I’m asking everyone to read today’s Lagniappe. It’s important for the Lead Pastor of the church to communicate with the congregation. As I’ve often said: “Churches do well with communication and poorly without it.” With a large congregation (or a small one), communication is difficult. Here’s the way I seek to communicate with the church. […]

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Five More Ways to Make Your Marriage Better

Last week Martha and I sat down and discussed many areas that will make marriage better–not just ours but anybody’s. While marriage is hard–it has to be because we are all flawed individuals–it is not impossible. There are a number of ways you and your spouse can improve your marriage. Here are three ways I […]

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Three Ways to Make Your Marriage Better

Even people with good marriages want to have a better marriage. What can we do to make marriage better? First, be “all in” with your marriage and family. Not long ago I read about a coach for a rowing team. The advice he gave for his rowers was that they “be in the boat.” In […]

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Simple Ways To Deal With Controversies

Acts 15 is the story of the Jerusalem Council, the attempt by the early church to determine how to deal with Gentiles who were ooming to faith in Christ. The question arose over the large number of Gentiles who followed Christ. For example, the Book of Acts shows Samaritans and proselyte Jews from Ethiopia (Acts […]

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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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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)