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Joseph and Biblical Manhood

One of the joys of my Christmas has been the opportunity to study the birth narrative from Matthew 1-2. Matthew wrote his gospel for Jews. You can see this as he repeatedly shows parallels of the life of Jesus with the Old Testament. Matthew wanted to show how Jesus of Nazareth was sent from God […]

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The Faith of Joseph of Nazareth

One of the ways I’ve been getting ready for Christmas is by studying the life of Joseph in Matthew 1–2. Joseph is often overlooked in the church and in Scripture. For example, Joseph is mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew only in chapters 1 and 2 in association with the birth of Jesus. In some […]

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The Biggest Obstacle to Church Health

Recently, I wrote about the one thing you could do to bless your church and help it to be healthy. You can find that post by clicking here. Today, I want to write about the one thing that can create division and confusion in the church. These two–the best thing you can do and the […]

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Joseph and Biblical Manhood

What can Joseph teach us about being good men? We learn what we call the “birth narrative” from Matthew 1–2 and Luke 1–2. Both of these birth narratives are filled with historical, geographical, and political truth. In addition, these Gospels are filled with teachings which are true to human nature. Each gospel takes a differing […]

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The One Thing to Make Church Better

I’ve spent all of my adult life trying to make church better. After all, that should be part of a job description for a pastor. You certainly want your pastor to think this way. You want him to be praying and thinking about reaching the lost and equipping the saints to do the work of […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)