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VBS @ FBC

Last week’s Vacation Bible School was a whirlwind of energy, excitement, fun, and great spiritual devotion. In short, we had a good time as we sought to be pleasing to God. Here are some of the things you need to know about our Vacation Bible School. First, we had over 1200 children who participated and […]

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Sending the Good News

I thrill to hear the stories of how the gospel is going out all over the world. Everyday around the world there is a day of Pentecost where more than 3000 people have been saved. Africa, Asia (particularly China), and South America are on fire for the gospel. Don’t you wish we could see that […]

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Why I Am Confident About the Church

While we all have concerns about the church (meaning the universal church rather than a local congregation) and about its future, I want to assure you that I am confident about the future of the church. My confidence has little to do with me or with the church but everything to do with the Lord […]

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Why It’s Better Than You Think

Yesterday I reread a 2016 article from Christianity Today entitled “Why the Local Church Is Trending Up.” The subtitle is, “We needn’t be afraid about the future of our congregations.” I don’t know many devoted followers of Christ who are not somewhat concerned about the future of the local church, particularly in America. I find […]

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What Will Change the World?

We all want to see the world changed, and we all want to see it changed for good. How can that happen? First, we must look at the world realistically. World history has shown us plenty of people and groups who wanted to change the world to fit their view of what the world should […]

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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)