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for: ‘March, 2019’



Learning to Live Free

Last night I taught Galatians 4:21–5:1, Paul‘s allegory about Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar. Some commentators call this the most difficult passage in Galatians. First, it is hard because so few people know the Old Testament. Second, it is difficult because the allegory is often hard to follow. Paul, of course, told us the history and […]

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Attitude Trumps Everything

Attitude trumps almost everything. We saw that yesterday as we looked at attitude and IQ. In fact many studies have shown that your attitude is far superior to intellect for future success. What about the importance of attitude for Christian ministry and service for Christ? Paul made that clear to the church at Philippi, “Have […]

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Attitude or IQ?

Yesterday I read an article that asked whether attitude or IQ was most important for success in life. Most of us probably think–or fear–that the answer is intellect. We assume as the author said that the those with the greater IQ will leave the rest of us in the dust when it comes to success […]

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Jesus and His Triumphal Entry

The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-11) is one of the vital aspects of the New Testament. This is evident by noticing that it is found in all four gospels and is emphasized by the events which occurred. By entering Jerusalem in this way, Jesus showed that He was the promised Messiah. He […]

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Have You Visited Home Point?

Last week, I dropped in to the Home Point room at First Baptist Church. I was amazed at the resources available for the family. We established Home Point to bless families. We knew that families have their own special needs. We wanted to have a place where everyone would know where to go to receive […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)