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Welcome to Easter Worship!

Welcome to worship at First Baptist Church. We thank you for attending with us today. We are here today because Jesus is alive and at work in His church and in His people. We want to live for God and honor Him in all that we do. You obviously know to worship God at Easter […]

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How Not to Be a “Snowflake”

Early this morning I watched a business show that interviewed a CEO about hiring “snowflakes.” You probably know something about the so-called “snowflakes.” The term “snowflake” was popularized during the time of campus protesting about the election of President Donald Trump. Snowflakes are part of the millennial generation and are also known for being hyper sensitive. […]

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Three Things You Will Not Read in Scripture

I have a great love and appreciation for Scripture. Last week I told my congregation about how my strong belief in the veracity of Scripture has only gotten greater with time. Think about most of the things we experience in life. We have this wonderful hope and excitement about so many things. Often, when the […]

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Why Church Matters

I know church matters, but sometimes I know it more than others. Just such an occasion happened yesterday. Martha and I have taken several days vacation. It’s a perfect time of the year in Louisiana – – beautiful weather and the middle of Mardi Gras season. Sometimes it feels that as many people leave Louisiana […]

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Why the Bible Matters

Yesterday, I met with a nice couple who started talking about why church is helpful. This is what he said: “The Bible gives you tools for dealing with your problems.” It’s not a biblical description of Scripture, but it is a very practical way to look at the Bible. I couldn’t help but agree with […]

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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)