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Christmas in Galatia

When the Apostle Paul talked about the “fullness of time” (Galatians 4:4), he was giving the earliest written account of the birth of Christ. Galatians is one of the first books of the New Testament, having been written by Paul in approximately AD 49. The writing occurred shortly before the Jerusalem Council of AD 50 […]

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. . . And, Finally

Yesterday I wrote about why the Apostle James would encourage Christians to “consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face many trials” (James 1:2). I hope you will look at that post and consider reasons why James would call for disciples to consider their trials as “pure joy“ and why you should […]

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Moving toward the Cross

As we move toward Easter, I want to move us toward the cross. The cross of Christ is the heart of the Gospel. Because of the cross we have hope for the future. The cross brings us into right relationship with God and opens the way to God. No wonder the coming of Christ into […]

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Your Forever Family

The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is unique. It is the multi-racial, multi-cultural body founded by Christ to welcome all and to make all people new in Him. There simply is nothing like it in all of human history. Think with me about what makes the church unique. 1. Christ created the church by […]

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The Amazing Difference Jesus Makes

The story of Louie Zamperini is a remarkable story of patriotism, courage, and determination, but it’s not the end of the story. The even more amazing story is what God did in Louie Zamperini’s life through faith in Christ. Click here to see the story of Louie Zamperini’s remarkable life.  After Louie Zamperini returned to California upon his release from […]

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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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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)