Conformed to the Image of Christ

As a teenager, my parents took us on a wonderful trip–two weeks to Yellowstone and back. Part of the way back was a ride through the Badlands of South Dakota, the last part of the trip before turning south and heading home. Near the little village of Keystone, stands the magnificent Mt. Rushmore with its likenesses of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, …

Ministry to teens flourishes with an inviting place to connect

[frame_left][/frame_left] First Baptist Covington invested resources in facilities that offer the ultimate ministry connection point. Just 30 miles north of New Orleans, one can find rich culture and deep community in the heart of Covington, LA. As a thriving part of the locale, First Baptist Church Covington continues to find new and relevant ways to bring the ultimate message of …

Happy Mother’s Day

May God bless our mothers. You have been given the greatest of jobs—to bear and nurture children. It is a God-given job.  I pray God’s blessings over you today. Today is Parent/Child Dedication Day at First Baptist Church. A number of families will present their children before the church and before the Lord. I am thankful for these families and …

Making God Smile

Martha and I are away for a few days and we appreciate Jay Johnston and the other pastors who are doing the work of ministry.  We look forward to being back next week and beginning a new sermon series Sealed: Living Godly Lives in an Ungodly World. The sermons will be taken from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, focusing on …

Making the Biggest Differences

Have you considered what you might do to make real and substantial differences in your life? I believe that there are four significant things that you could do to make the biggest difference in your life. First, Learn to Live as Husband and Wife. Could anything make as big a difference for you? If you did this, it would change …

Getting Ready For Easter

Easter is now two weeks away. We really need to get ready to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Christians have been getting ready for Easter in one form or another since the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and His ascension to the right hand of the Father. What can we do to make this a special time of worship? …

Why You Should Participate In A New Attendee Class

Many churches have New Attendee Events or ongoing new member classes. FBC, Covington, combines the best of both to give you a rich experience in understanding the church. The mission of FBC is “To help people know and accept Jesus Christ and through Him experience life-changing relationships.” The new attendee class (The Discovery Class) supports the understanding and accomplishment of …

Reading the Bible is a Game-Changer

I am excited that so many individuals and families are participating in the Ninety Day Challenge. The Ninety Day Challenge is our call for you to read through the New Testament in ninety days. The New Testament contains about 270 chapters. If you read three chapters each day (about a ten minute activity), you will have read the entire New …

Baptism in the New Testament and First Baptist Church

In the New Testament, baptism is a specific command for believers. I want to share with you the teaching about baptism and what is happening at FBC. All churches (to my knowledge) practice baptism, but the way that they practice is very different. All of you have heard me say that we at FBC want to follow as closely as …