‘Christian Living’



“Not I But Christ”

Paul showed us the heart of the Christian life. We live because Christ lives in us. We can live differently because He lives in us and because we no longer live. In the words of the King James Version, real life is possible because it is Not I but Christ. Paul famously expressed it this […]

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With Hope

“Without hope and without God in the world.” This was Paul’s way of describing the Gentile experience. Would he possibly describe the modern person without God in the same way? “Overflowing with hope.” That is my reading of the substance of Paul’s words to the church at Ephesus (Ephesians 2:11-22). Paul used one succinct verse […]

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The Real St. Patrick

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. I hope that you have a great day filled with joy and meaning. You should even wear something green. As someone who claims Irish heritage, it is kind of a nice, sentimental day, but it usually has absolutely nothing to do with the real Patrick. As you would expect, we […]

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It’s Here!

Martha Bailey’s new book, It Hurts But I’m Okay is available and will be released today at Martha’s regular Wednesday Bible Study at The ROC of First Baptist Church, Covington. We’re all excited about¬†the book. I have read it, of course, and it’s very good. (I could be biased as well). This is a book […]

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You Do Not Have To Be Afraid

I have a new friend and fellow believer who is dealing with guilt from the past and fear about the future. Because of the forgiveness that comes from the work of Christ on the cross, he no longer deals with his guilt. What he hasn’t yet learned–but will quickly–is that he no longer has to […]

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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)