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for: ‘September, 2015’



Church, State, and Marriage

“In his great wisdom and love God established three social institutions: the home, the State and the Church. He instituted marriage to propagate the human race within a nuclear community of mutual love, fidelity and permanence, and to mirror His relationship to His people. Without marriage, families fragment and vulnerable children are born without godly […]

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Did the Parents of Jesus Neglect Him?

Often, when people read Luke 2:41–52 they ask me whether Mary and Joseph took good care of their child. They want to know how we should look at Jesus getting left behind in Jerusalem. The first reading of this passage of Scripture gives you the idea that they should have watched him more closely than they […]

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Are You the Kind of Player God Recruits?

I went to college with a young man by the name of Mike Kolen. When I first met  him, he was a freshman linebacker on the football team. By the time he finished Auburn University he had been named All SEC two times and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins. In his Dolphins career, Mike […]

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Is the World Falling Apart?

I’ve sometimes been guilty of thinking the whole world is falling apart. It’s easy to wring your hands and live in despair. After all, look at what is happening in Syria and Afghanistan. Europe now has a massive refugee crisis with thousands of people crossing various borders everyday. Like the huge majority of Americans, I […]

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Do You Feel Like Quitting?

Sometimes you simply feel like giving up. You say, “I’ve had it. I’ve done all I can do. I quit.” Feeling like you can’t go on doesn’t happen only to weak people or non-Christians. It happens to everyone. It happened to Elijah. At the most inopportune time, Elijah felt like giving up and quitting. He […]

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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 when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. — Galatians 4:4-5 (NIV)