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Why Do We Have Four Gospels?

The word “Gospel” means good news. We ought to take the word seriously. The gospels are both “good” and “news.” They are good because they give us the very best news. They describe God’s amazing plan to redeem lost humanity and create a people for Himself. How different this must have been to people of […]

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Using Your Pen For Christ

I’ve spent a lot of time studying the Gospel of Matthew but very little studying the man Matthew. The man Matthew is fascinating. His story is a story of God’s grace and mercy. From Matthew we learn the power of God to change lives and to use us for His glory. Matthew lived in Capernaum […]

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“My Hope”

I am excited about my sermon this weekend. (BTW, if the pastor who preaches is not excited about the sermon, we are in trouble). The story is the call of Matthew to serve as Jesus’ disciple and what Matthew did in response (Matthew 9:9-17). This is what Matthew did. He invited other tax collectors and […]

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My Dreams For The Church

Recently, I have had renewed visions of what the church should be. In fact, I have spent considerable time in prayer simply seeking what God would do with His church. As pastor, of course, I bear a heavy responsibility to lead the church in God’s ways. The church is the bride of Christ. He loves […]

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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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Verse of the Day

When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” — Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV)