‘Christian Living’



Dealing With Procrastination

Last week I wrote about the times when we think we “must do something.“ It’s easy to get in to having  that kind of mindset. “I’ll do something even if it’s wrong.“ That kind of mindset can get us into real trouble. So can doing nothing. I sometimes find myself avoiding things because I don’t […]

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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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Live Steadfast–Pray

God has called us to be steadfast in His service. We are to be found faithful in all things. The problem is that faithfulness and steadfastness do not come naturally to us. We are all sinful, broken people with a nature towards selfishness and disobedience. How do we live steadfast lives? Nehemiah was a man […]

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Let Everyday be Ash Wednesday

Today in the church, particularly the more liturgical churches, is Ash Wednesday, a day of confession, repentance, and beginning again. Those are good, Godly pursuits. Everyday should be an Ash Wednesday. Everyday should be a day when we confess our sin to God, turn our backs on it, and seek Him to lead us as […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)