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Great Themes in the Psalms

I remember a day when the Psalms didn’t seem overly significant to me. I didn’t go out of my way to read and study the Book of Psalms. That was my problem not the problem of the Psalms of the Old Testament. The Psalms teach great themes of our faith. They point us to God […]

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What Gives You Hope?

Luke eight is one of the most hopeful passages of Scripture in the Bible. It’s not so much the specific words that are said, but it is the hopeful message that is given. Luke eight shows the love of God and the power of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the gist of the chapter: […]

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A Man Like No Other

What was it that made John the Baptist such a great man? Jesus said of John that “among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than [him]; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he” (Matthew 11:11). What did Jesus mean when he said that no one […]

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What is Greatness to God?

What is greatness? Former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy defined greatness as being your very best when your very best is needed. If you would like to read about greatness, you can click here: http://waylonbailey.com/2014/05/20/the-definition-of-greatness/ What is greatness in the kingdom of God? Almost any follower of Christ knows the answer to the question. To […]

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The Definition of Greatness

Martha and I have a May-June tradition. We watch the NBA playoffs on television and do our best to see every game. We never quite reach our goal, of course, because of scheduling. Beginning this week with the conference finals, we hope to see every game from this point on. As we watched the San […]

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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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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)