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Learning to Take Risks

Jesus was the great risk taker. He risked all for the sake of those who did not deserve anything He had to give. God wants us to be risk takers as well–not for glory or adventure–but for the sake of His name and the advance of the Kingdom of God. Learning to take risks is […]

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What’s Your Biggest Problem?

What is your greatest problem? Most of us have a pet issue, something that constantly gets in our way and can’t be overcome. What is yours? While we don’t all have the same issue, we all have basic issues that harm us, our families, and our church. Jesus talked about issues that we have to […]

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Get Behind Me, Satan!

Jesus famously rebuked Simon Peter by saying, “Get behind me, Satan!” What did He mean by this statement? Matthew’s gospel records Simon Peter pledging that he would never let Jesus be taken by the authorities and killed (Matthew 16:21-28). Jesus immediately rebuked Peter with this statement and saying that Peter was “a hindrance to me; […]

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Should the Church Major on Prediction or Proclamation?

The Ascension of Jesus into heaven provided the disciples and the church with major insight. As Jesus ministered to His followers during the forty days of His resurrection, He spoke to them about the kingdom of God and the Holy Spirit. He told them to wait. Their waiting provided amazing insights into who He was […]

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Who is Georgia Barnett–and What Difference Does It Make?

I hope you have seen special offering envelopes for the Georgia Barnette Offering. You may be asking (I hope you are) who is Georgia Barnette and why should I consider giving an offering for this need? Georgia Barnette loved Christ and worked to build His kingdom. She specifically worked with Louisiana Baptists to call us […]

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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)