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Freedom Isn’t Always Free

Today we welcome Dr. Rod Masteller to First Baptist Church. Rod will be preaching in all worship services. Rod is a long time pastor and leader of pastors. Most recently, he served for thirteen years as pastor of the Summer Grove Baptist Church of Shreveport, one the leading churches of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He […]

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Christianity And The Fourth Of July

On the 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, why does this seem less of a celebration? We know where we’ve come from. How did we get where we are today? Today, we are in the middle of learning how our freedoms have been eroded by government. The Internal Revenue Service uses its (800 pound […]

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Getting Ready For The Fourth Of July

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, Ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the […]

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One Nation Under God

Though controversial for many people our Pledge of Allegiance to the flag contains these wonderful words: “One Nation Under God.” But, are they accurate? Are they accurate for you? What about our government and those who lead us? At least for the founding fathers, these words certainly appear to be accurate. Many of those who […]

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How Can We Touch America?

As we approach the 236th anniversary of the establishment of our republic, we instinctively know our country is in trouble. Whether economically, militarily, intellectually, or socially, we know we face difficult days ahead. One sad example of the state of our union is the decline of the family and the number of children born out […]

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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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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 (NIV)