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for: ‘August, 2019’



Believing and Behaving

Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is the great treatise about the church. Evidence suggests that Ephesians was not simply written to one church, such as Philippians, or to an individual, as Philemon, but to the churches. Like most of Paul’s letters it contains two main sections. The first section (Ephesians 1-3) has to do with […]

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What Should A Worship Service Look Like?

If Christians care about anything, it’s our worship services. We have shown that care by our prayers but even more so by our arguments. In many respects we have acted as if we are being the one worshiped rather than God. In 1 Thessalonians 5, Paul instructed the church in Christian conduct, first toward other […]

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Secrets Churches Keep

After looking at the title of this blog, you may be thinking about things which are sinister or unhealthy. I’m actually thinking of things which are very healthy. It is my conviction that the Holy Spirit has put within us the desire to be like Christ and to grow in our faith, knowledge, and service. […]

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Happy 90th, Mama!

Martha and I are blessed today to be in my hometown, visiting my mother and celebrating her 90th birthday. We should have a wonderful party with my brother, at least two of Mama’s sisters, many of her nieces and nephews (my cousins) and their children and grandchildren. We are truly blessed. We are also blessed […]

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The Gospel Applies to Life

By some people, church and the message of the Gospel is accused of not being relevant to the modern situation. Paul’s Letter to Philemon crushes that viewpoint. What Paul, Philemon, and Onesimus did demonstrates how the Gospel of Jesus Christ changes lives and brings us to do things that many–maybe most–people think is impossible. Yesterday […]

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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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Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. — 1 John 5:12 (NIV)