‘Christian Living’

The Word for Today (October 11, 2019)

“I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and cereal offerings, I will not accept them, and the peace offerings of your fatted beasts I will not look upon. Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the […]

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What I Learned about Prayer

We have so much to learn about prayer. Fortunately, God’s Word gives us an abundance of information to help us to pray. Recently, I have had the opportunity to study and examine what Paul told the Ephesian church about prayer. “Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end […]

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What We Can Learn from the Church in Iran

The church in Iran is widely believed to be the fastest growing church in the world. You can read about the church here. What can we learn from the church in Iran? First, we need to emphasize making disciples. The article said the church in Iran grows from individual believers making disciples. It does not […]

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How We Pray

Prayer is at the heart of our Christian faith. In Scripture, we find many examples of prayer including and culminating with Jesus’ model prayer (the Lord’s Prayer). We also find exhortations to pray, and we find different aspects of prayer. One of the great passages about prayer is Paul’s writing to the Ephesians. In this […]

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Live a Joyful Countenance

Would you like to be a better friend? Here’s what I said about that yesterday. Today, I want to amplify part of that help about being a better friend. It’s the part about living a joyful countenance. We all love to be around happy, joyful, and positive people. These are people who are not always […]

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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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If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. — James 1:5 (NIV)