‘Christian Living’

Be Flexible–Live Longer

  “What’s good for your heart is also good for your mind.” As I read an article about the benefits and values of exercise, I was amazed to see something confirmed in print that I had long believed. Exercise is good for your heart but also good for your mind. The article confirmed that belief […]

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Read It Again

Sometimes, the Scripture simply has to be read again and again. I would encourage you to reread Ephesians 6:1-9. This is the passage that follows Paul’s call for wives to be submissive to husbands and husbands to love their wives. We usually downplay the passage concerning children and parents, often because we don’t know exactly […]

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Sentenced to Hang

By now you have probably heard of the tragic story of Mariam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian. The Sudan says that she must die because she is Christian. Mariam has been sentenced to hang. Before they hang her, they will punish her with 100 lashes because she is married to an American Christian. Apparently, her condition–she […]

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What is Greatness to God?

What is greatness? Former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy defined greatness as being your very best when your very best is needed. If you would like to read about greatness, you can click here: http://waylonbailey.com/2014/05/20/the-definition-of-greatness/ What is greatness in the kingdom of God? Almost any follower of Christ knows the answer to the question. To […]

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Should Wives Be Submissive?

Should wives be submissive to their husbands (Ephesians 5:22-31)? In spite of the historic and¬†contemporary nature of this question, it’s really not the correct question. Here’s the correct question: should followers of Jesus Christ be submissive to Christ and to one another? When you look at the context of the passage of Scripture, you find […]

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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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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)