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Four Special Blessings for the Church

Luke wrote two volumes about Jesus and the work of the church. His second volume known as “The Acts of the Apostles” chronicles the work of the Holy Spirit in the church. Luke’s special contribution is a series of summaries which show the blessings for the church and its growth all over the world. “So […]

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How the Gospel Grows

The Acts of the Apostles shows how the gospel grows and how the number of disciples increased. Luke, the author of the Acts, uses six summaries to show the continuous and dramatic growth of the church. The first of these (Acts 6:7) sets the tone for all that the Holy Spirit would do as the […]

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A SWOT Analysis

I am thankful for the time of celebration we have had these past few weeks. We have celebrated the dedication of our new worship center, and we have celebrated with baptism and with our students. Today we celebrate our families as we join with our country in remembering our mothers. I pray that God would […]

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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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So, Where Do Baptists Come From?

Yesterday marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. October 31, 1517, a Roman Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed a set of 95 propositions to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. While he didn’t intend to start the Protestant Reformation, that was the result. You can read more about that day […]

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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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[Thanksgiving] I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— — 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (NIV)