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The God We Serve

Over the weekend I preached from Luke 15, the chapter containing three significant parables. These are the parable of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Lost Son (we mostly know it as the parable of the Prodigal Son). All of these parables teach us about God. Anytime we go to Scripture, the greatest […]

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A Trip to the Potter’s House

Jeremiah‘s trip to the potter’s house (Jeremiah 18:1-12) showed him the work and plan of God. First, God showed the prophet the sovereignty and power of God. As Jeremiah watched the potter at work, he received God‘s message showing that God is at work in nations and in the lives of individuals. As the potter […]

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Let Everyday be Ash Wednesday

Today in the church, particularly the more liturgical churches, is Ash Wednesday, a day of confession, repentance, and beginning again. Those are good, Godly pursuits. Everyday should be an Ash Wednesday. Everyday should be a day when we confess our sin to God, turn our backs on it, and seek Him to lead us as […]

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The Surprise about Repentance

Amazingly, the word “repentance” often has a negative connotation. Outside church and Christian circles, very few people use the term positively. The whole idea of repentance is a much maligned concept. You know, of course, that repentance is necessary in the life of a believer. The Gospel of Matthew gives us the preaching of John […]

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Three Facts about Baptism

Every church baptizes people and every church observes the Lord’s Supper. While all churches practice these two ordinances, they often disagree about the mode of baptism or the meaning and practice of the Lord’s Supper. What can we say about baptism? First, Jesus commanded His followers to preach the Gospel and to baptize those who […]

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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 there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. — 1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NIV)