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What the Church Gives

“The local church is the only organization I know that will provide all that it offers, for free, for anyone, for as long as they want”–Dan Reiland. The more I read that quote Thursday morning, the more significant it became for me. The church really is what Dan Reiland said. It really is the only […]

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Why You Should Love the Church

I love the church. I always have, and I always will. You should love it, too. Here’s why. First, it is the body of Christ. Any reasonable understanding of that term and the way it is described in the New Testament makes clear the fact we cannot be part of Christ unless we are part […]

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What Does It Mean for Christ to be Head of the Church?

Christians generally understand that Christ is the head of the church (Colossians 1:18). After all, Scripture is clear that this is the case, but what does it mean and how are we to react to this truth? First, Christ is the head and master of the church. It is His church, and He is its […]

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Why I Am Confident About the Church

While we all have concerns about the church (meaning the universal church rather than a local congregation) and about its future, I want to assure you that I am confident about the future of the church. My confidence has little to do with me or with the church but everything to do with the Lord […]

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Four Opportunities for You and Christ’s Church

I write “Lagniappe” to give you a little something extra every week. Sometimes I write about what’s happening soon or how the church is doing. Today I want to write about opportunities you and I can take to be a blessing to others. Here are my four things. First, be intentional about looking for opportunities […]

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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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“How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. — 2 Samuel 7:22 (NIV)