‘Christian Living’



What to Say When You’re Put on the Spot

Jesus warned us that persecution would come. It seems that the last 200 years in America has been the very unusual exception rather than the rule about Christians. Recently, I heard a speaker who named the three largest persecutors of Christians: 1) governments in general, 2) Islam, and 3) communism. Around the world, Christians suffer […]

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It’s Easy to be Proud

It’s easy to be proud. It has to be because we see so much of it and because God speaks so much against it. The Proverbs tell us that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (Proverbs 3:34, 29:23). Both James and Peter picked up these words from the Old Testament and […]

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Speak to My Heart, Lord Jesus

I love James admonition to “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” (James 4:7). I love that it is such a strong exhortation. You might ask, “What do I need to do to be closer to God?” James’ answer is to follow the Old Testament idea of “Seeking God with all […]

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Staying Far from Temptation by Staying Close to God

The Apostle James prepared the people of his day and all those believers who have followed after to resist the devil and to live for God in a culture that opposes God. He gave amazing advice which fits any people at any time (James 4:7-10). So humble yourselves before God. Resist the Devil, and he […]

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Men Who Changed Their Disposition

Can you change your disposition? Is it possible to overcome frustration, anger, and prejudice? Are we stuck in our old ways or is it possible to be different? I am convinced you do not have to live the way you always have. Please look at what I wrote yesterday about changing your disposition.  Today, let […]

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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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[Thanksgiving] I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— — 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (NIV)