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How A Rainy Sunday Blessed Our Church

Through the years I have half-humorously wondered how God could let it rain on Sunday morning. Rain–especially the prolonged and heavy variety–creates havoc for church attendance. Why does that happen? The last two Sundays couldn’t have been much worse in south Louisiana. We have had two full weekends of rain–constant, unceasing rain. We’ve had light rain continuously […]

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Why the Church Must Adapt

As  the church goes, so goes the nation. Benjamin Franklin gave the reason for the necessity of the church in a free land. “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they need of masters.” Would it be too much to say we have become corrupt and vicious? By […]

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Go Spurs–Go Church!

Sunday night the San Antonio Spurs won the National Basketball Association Championship by beating Lebron James and the two time champion Miami Heat four games to one. The Spurs are being widely credited with playing some of the best basketball ever. They won four of the five games played by more than 15 points each […]

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People Who Could Lead Small Countries

Years ago, I was so impressed with the Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church that I said the leadership team could lead a small country. I haven’t changed my judgment about the planning and leadership of FBC’s Vacation Bible School. This has been a great week–just the kind of week that we wanted to […]

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Your Part in Making Easter Better

We–the church–have a wonderful opportunity this Easter to make our worship a blessed time for us and for our guests. Remember that many people come to church at Easter who do not worship at other times of the year. What can you and I do make this a better time? First, participate in worship. Don’t […]

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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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“How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. — 2 Samuel 7:22 (NIV)