‘Christian Living’



What a Non-believer Can Teach Us About Jesus

You wouldn’t expect a non-believer to be able to teach you anything about Jesus, but one did and Jesus commended him for what he did and how he demonstrated his faith. Matthew gives us the account of the centurion (presumably a Roman and a gentile, possibly a proselyte to Judaism) who had a seriously ill […]

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The Strange Saga of Ananias and Sapphira

The story of Ananias and Sapphira is one of the most fascinating, difficult, and fearful passages of all Scripture. The events concerning this husband and wife are found in Acts 5. Apparently, this couple saw the excitement surrounding the action of Barnabas and wanted the same for themselves. Barnabas had sold a field and took […]

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Are You Seeing God Correctly?

When I say “God,” what do you see in your mind? Very early on, one of my daughters described her view of God. She described Him in this way. He sat on the throne and had long white robes. That’s fairly typical for most any child, especially one who has been brought up to know […]

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Once Upon A Time

Don’t you love the words “Once upon a time?” When you hear these words, you know exactly what’s coming. You know that it will be an entertaining story, and you know that it probably will end with “and they lived happily ever after.” We all want a “Once upon a time” and “they lived happily […]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Life is filled with decisions. Decision making¬†starts young, and it never ends. Just yesterday, I asked my grand daughter how she felt about something. She had to think about how she felt and then decide how to communicate her feelings to me. Also late yesterday, Senator John McCain, a war hero and […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)