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Our Time Away

Martha and I want to thank you for our time away during the month of July. You are very gracious to offer us this time and to insist that we take it. We know that as the month goes along we will also look forward to our return. I will continue to communicate with you […]

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The Eyes of the Lord Are on the Righteous

“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”–Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire. “The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.”–James Yorke. “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who […]

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How Do You “Gut Out” a House?

If you’ve watched any TV lately, you have seen the debris piled in front of houses in countless neighborhoods in Louisiana. The Louisiana Flood of 2016 is of historic proportions. Many areas of Louisiana received half of their normal yearly rainfall in a 24–36 hour period of time. It made for unprecedented flooding. Houses flooded […]

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The Audiences of Louisiana Baptists

The meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention this week affirmed the President’s 2020 Commission report emphasizing targeting of two audiences in Louisiana–the Next Generation and Every People Group. (You can read yesterday’s post to see the significance of reaching the Next Generation.) Our study for the 2020 commission learned we have many ethnic groups in […]

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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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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)