‘Christian Living’

Praying for New Braunfels

Wednesday afternoon thirteen members of the congregation of First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, died in a terrifying automobile accident. I can’t imagine what those families, the church, or that pastor is going through. On Wednesday fourteen senior adults from the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels (near San Antonio) left a three day […]

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Did Jesus Know the Old Testament?

Many people are skeptical about Scripture. We all know we live in a questioning and skeptical age. Did Jesus know the Old Testament? Was it even complete at the time of His ministry? These are the kinds of questions which are often asked, even among Bible scholars. This Easter season provides a strong look at […]

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Christianity Really Is Different

Christianity really is different. It doesn’t take long to figure that out. It comes in many different ways and many different teachings. You can certainly see it Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Jesus told His disciples that He did not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets (the Old Testament). Nor did […]

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What Caused Those First Disciples to Believe?

We celebrate Easter and the resurrection for one reason–because the early disciple gave testimony that Jesus arose from the dead and made numerous appearances to His disciples. What made them believe? They certainly had plenty of evidence. The empty tomb gave a strong reason to believe that Jesus is alive. Matthew noted that the Jewish […]

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Let Your “Yes be Yes”

It’s easy–and tempting–to be dishonest and to speak lies. It seems that we find every way possible not to speak the truth. Jesus dealt with this tendency in the Sermon on the Mount. In this discourse (Matthew 5:33–37), he reminded His followers of the teaching of the Law and its interpretation by the rabbis. They tended 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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But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)