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Don’t Get Tired

The Bible tells us not to get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up (Galatians 6:9). Those words could have been written for our current capital campaign and building expansion. We have already opened a major part of our building. If you have visited the […]

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I’m Amazed

I’m amazed, and you should be as well. This is why you should be. You know, of course, that we didn’t meet Sunday because of the impending arrival of Hurricane Nate. You also know that the hurricane did not come our way. I felt bad about that decision. That was Sunday, but on Monday I […]

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Three Things I Wish All Church Members Knew

As a pastor, I have many things that I wish church members knew. Today, I would like to give you three areas that are essential to a healthy church. First, your church is only as spiritual, Godly, loving, kind, or evangelistic as you are. It’s so easy to talk about “they” or “them” but it’s […]

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Things We All Need

“I do not want the walls of separation between different orders of Christians to be destroyed, but only lowered, so that we may shake hands a little easier”–Rowland Hill, British preacher. “It is not enough for Christians to have faith in the Lord; they also must have faith in one another”–Warren Wiersbe. “Before you go […]

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Have You Been Paid in Full?

Why do you do what you do? In effect, Jesus asked His disciples (and you and me) that question. He wanted to know why you give and why you pray. It’s truly easy to get caught up in doing religious things “in order to be seen of men” (Matthew 6:1). When you give for the […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)