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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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What’s Your Priority?

What is your priority? I’ve begun reading a fascinating book entitled Essentialism. Both the title and the major premise of the book take a few minutes to get your mind around. We’re simply not in the practice of trying to discern what is essential in our lives. We’ve all had ingrained in our minds that […]

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The People Who Pack Your Parachute

Who are the people who really touch the lives of people? In church, we see those people over and over. God works through the lives of people who give their best in the service of others. While we can talk about many groups, today I am reminded of those who serve with our preschoolers and […]

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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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But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. — 1 John 1:7 (NIV)