You Can’t Really Live Without God

“Humans were created to need intimate relationship with our Creator”–Jim Denison.

“God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there”–C.S. Lewis.

“Do not have other gods besides Me”–Exodus 20:3.

“Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me”–John 15:4-5.

“I will look favorably on this kind of person: one who is humble, submissive in spirit, and who trembles at My word”–Isaiah 66:2.

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me an I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one–I in them and you in me–so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me”–John 17:20-23.

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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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I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws. — Psalm 119:7 (NIV)