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Welcome to First Baptist Church

I want to welcome you to First Baptist Church! As I often say, “Thank you for attending. We are glad you are here.” We recognize what a special day this is. While many of our regular attenders are visiting family out of town, many of you are guests worshiping with us on this special day. […]

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My Favorite Day of the Year

This is my favorite day of the year. It always has been. Christmas Eve as I was growing up was a day my father’s business always closed down. It was one of the few days of the year other than Sundays when my dad didn’t work. It was a whole day we all devoted to […]

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No Wonder Angels Sang

This weekend our times of worship, our Christmas Eve services, and especially Christmas day make this a wonderful and blessed weekend and week. I pray that you may have a wonderful time of worship, family, rest, and joyful activity. I pray also that this will be a time of genuine reflection where you will have […]

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Four Essentials for Worship

I spend a lot of time in the worship services at my church. You probably do as well. It’s not a chore for me, and I don’t want worship to become one. I want worship to be significant and meaningful. I want it to make a difference in my life, my family, and my community. […]

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How Should We Use Our Words?

One of the themes of the Epistle of James is the proper use of words. James kept coming back to the theme of using words wisely. How should we use language, and what does James want us to understand? First, your speech reflects who you are and the God you serve. Since lost people don’t […]

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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)