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Learning to be Grateful

People who have an abundance often have difficulty expressing thanksgiving. So do people who have very little. Thanksgiving and gratitude are difficult for fallen human beings. How, therefore, can we get beyond our own selfishness and move to the kinds of gratitude God wants us to have? First, ask God to give you an attitude […]

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Praying Specifically

I often find that my prayers, while sincere and fervent, are too general in nature. It’s easy to pray for all the missionaries when we could be praying for real people in real situations. Paul’s prayers were specific and targeted. He wanted the churches to follow Christ devotedly and completely. He prayed for their spiritual […]

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I Love Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. I always have. Thanksgiving and Christmas were special times for my family. I grew up in the same town with both sets of my grandparents. Though my father‘s father died when I was eight years old, we continued to meet together on Thanksgiving day and again on Christmas day. One of the […]

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Welcome! Bogue Falaya Baptist Church!

Today we continue our emphasis on Celebration as we give thanks for God’s direction and blessings. We are joined today by the congregation of the Bogue Falaya Baptist Church. This is a special time for us to thank them for their part in the establishment of the First Baptist Church of Covington. It’s a long […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

May God bless you and your family with a happy Thanksgiving. Martha and I are gearing up for most of our family to be present with us today. Our daughters, their husbands, and our four grandchildren will be with us for most of the day. We have fun–and exhausting–activities planned for the afternoon. We are […]

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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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[Doing Good to All] Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. — Galatians 6:1 (NIV)