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One of the Most Poweful Statements I’ve Ever Heard

A couple of days ago, Dr. Jim Denison wrote about a man who was falsely accused and imprisoned for 39 years for a murder he did not commit. His name is Craig Coley. He was released and acquitted because a detective saw that something was not right and took up his case. In the end, […]

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The Truth Does Set You Free

Jesus famously said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32). What happened in Hawaii last week powerfully illustrates the importance of the truth. The State of Hawaii has an emergency notification system. It consists of message boards and text messages. One of those state-wide notifications went out Saturday, […]

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What Are Your Values?

Everyone has values. They are what we live by. They are how we act day after day. They become the default setting of our lives. Let me give some of my values for First Baptist Church. I hope and pray they will become your values as well. First, everyone counts. We always are tempted to […]

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What Makes You Happy?

Yesterday afternoon I walked through the new preschool and children’s building for our church. We hope to open the building September 10. Everything is getting ready for an explosion of children and preschoolers in the coming days. We can hardly wait. One of the great features of the building is that it is filled with […]

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When Life Becomes Too Difficult

“We were faced with some tough decisions. Are we going to abandon our faith or apply our faith? Allow our grief to make us bitter, or allow God to use that grief to make us better? How are we going to live so that our Lord and Adam are honored by our lives while we wait to join them […]

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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)