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A Word for Today

I have a friend whom I see often who started asking me months ago, “Do you have a word for today?” What he means is, “Have you read and meditated on Scripture that has blessed you this week?” He’s not asking for my opinion, he’s asking about God’s Word. For that reason, I want to […]

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Life Lessons from Psalm 23

God’s Word is filled with lessons about life. It is one of the reasons the Bible has sold more copies than any ¬†other book in history, possibly over one billion copies. Within Holy Scripture there are multiple passages which draw us closer to God and help us cope with the daily struggles of life. Psalm […]

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Welcome to First Baptist Church

I want to welcome you to First Baptist Church! As I often say, “Thank you for attending. We are glad you are here.” We recognize what a special day this is. While many of our regular attenders are visiting family out of town, many of you are guests worshiping with us on this special day. […]

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An Encouraging Word from United Methodists

Tuesday, February 26, was an historic day in the United Methodist Church and possibly for Christian churches in America. On Tuesday, delegates of the United Methodist Church decided to not adopt the One Church Plan which was proposed by its bishops and would have allowed each congregation and each conference to decide for itself about […]

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How I First Experienced the Comfort of Holy Scripture

I well remember when I first experienced how God’s Word comforts His people. It was at the funeral of Martha’s father. I remembered all of this yesterday as we gathered as a family at the memorial service for Martha’s brother, Tommy Layton, her last surviving sibling. Martha and I were engaged to be married when […]

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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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Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. — Psalm 51:12 (NIV)