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The Ring of Truth

Many years ago I read  a book by the famous Bible translator J.B. Phillips. The book was about the New Testament and how he saw it as being true. He said as you read the New Testament you recognize that it contains “the ring of truth.” This is an amazing book. The people of my church have […]

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Living Rich

This weekend I will begin a new sermon series from the Gospel of John. The new series is titled: “Living Rich: Eternal Life in the Gospel of John.” We will have six messages which cover much of the Gospel of John. I developed this series when I discovered how often “eternal life” is found in John’s Gospel. […]

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Living in the Light

The raising of Lazarus from the dead was the climactic sign in the Gospel of John. Lazarus, alive and well, proved to be a sign that could not be disputed or refuted. For this reason, some of the Jewish leaders wanted to kill Lazarus as well as Jesus. The resurrection of Lazarus proved Jesus to […]

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Can I Trust the Bible?

We all want to know whether or not we can trust the Bible. We want to know that it is true, and we want to know that it can help us through life. One of the areas that helps us trust the Bible is that the New Testament writers lived what they wrote. Think about […]

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Power, Faith, and Hope: Signs of the Messiah

Each week I publish a column in the weekly bulletin of First Baptist Church. It gives me another opportunity to communicate with the congregation. The following is my “Lagniappe” column for this weekend. Please Welcome Chris Kroll Martha and I will take a few days away this week. I am pleased to announce that Chris […]

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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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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. — Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)