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A Salute to Veterans

This past weekend was a moving time for me. It all began on Saturday as I heard some of the history of Veteran’s Day. It began, of course, with the Armistice Day of World War I. That war ended on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 AM. When I heard that I […]

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This One Thing That Changed The Way I Worship

I’ve been to church many, many times. Maybe you have, too. Have those times of worship affected your life? Do you often leave saying, “It was good to be in the house of the Lord.” Or, do you leave with a ho-hum, nothing happened attitude? Let me tell you the one thing that truly affected […]

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Real Questions About Real Worship

Christians seemingly spend their lives obsessing over worship. Think of all the questions we ask: “Who’s preaching?” “How long will it last?” “What’s the music like?” The questions go on and on. While we are asking these questions, there are real questions to be asked about worship. Looking at the the message of the prophet […]

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Who Do You Worship?

“You’ll become like that which you worship.” Those were the words of my mentor and friend John Olen Strange as we looked at the teaching of the Old Testament about worshiping other gods. It was true then, and it is true now. You will become like the god you worship. While most of us worship […]

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Buckets Of Blessings

God’s grace is amazing and His faithfulness is never ending. God’s Word tells us that. I remember the first time that I really “got” that concept. It came from the mouth of my professor, mentor, and later colleague and friend, John Olen Strange. Dr. Strange served as a chaplain in World War II in one […]

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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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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:14 (NIV)