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A Word for Fat Tuesday

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all  in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Today in Mobile, New Orleans, Rio, most of South Louisiana, and many other parts of the world this is Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or Carnival. For the most […]

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Valerio and the Natural Man

Last Saturday morning news came from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans that a jaguar had escaped his enclosure and in the process killed six animals and wounded three others. Four alpacas, an emu, and a fox were killed by the jaguar. Since the initial attack another alpaca has died. The Audubon Zoo is a […]

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Is It Worth Dying For?

I live in the New Orleans area, and we have had a high profile murder trial going on all week. The trial has to do with the murder of a college and professional football player – – Joe McKnight. I’m sure most people have an opinion about the outcome of the trial. I am not […]

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Reaching the Cities

This week I had an interesting teleconference interview about reaching the hard to reach cities of America. This coincides with the North America Mission Board emphasis of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to our nation and the North American continent and with the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering to reach America. The North American Mission […]

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Let’s Pray for Chicago

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a real burden for Chicago and the inner cities across America. I’m sure much of that has to do with the publicity concerning the 700 people murdered in Chicago in 2016 with several thousand others shot and wounded. Part of that concern also comes to my living close […]

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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 answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. — John 14:6 (NIV)