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Why You Need Good Examples

The apostle Paul famously told many of the churches where he ministered to follow his example. Many modern day Christians are astounded at what Paul said. They are amazed at this command for two reasons. First, they don’t see themselves as a proper example, and they wonder if Paul could be. Second, I often hear […]

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Do You Have Character?

Sometimes we wonder if we know what character looks like. At other times, we wonder if character even matters. Ted Turner famously denigrated the ten commandments a number of years ago. He decided they were outmoded in America. Maybe he was thinking about things like “Thou Shalt Not commit adultery.” With as much intellectual property […]

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Why Godliness Matters

For several weeks, I have been preaching a series of sermons about Godliness. Godliness is God’s desire for us. He wants us to be like Him. Why does Godliness matter? Yesterday, I preached from Exodus 33:1-6 on “Why Godliness Matters.” In addition to what is implied in Exodus 33, there are other very important reasons […]

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Why I’m Excited about FBC

I’m excited about First Baptist Church and our future. Let me tell you why. I’m obviously excited about expanding our building and the opportunities it will bring us in the future. Possibly at some other time, I can use my Lagniappe article to let you know how I see those possibilities. But, the expansion is […]

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What Champions Have in Common

Yesterday was a fun day for me. We started the day with worshiping with our brothers and sisters at First Baptist Church Covington. After lunch, we joined with many of the church family and other churches in our area for the regional speakers tournament and Bible drill held at our church. It’s always a thrill […]

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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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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)