‘Life apps’



Praying Specifically

I often find that my prayers, while sincere and fervent, are too general in nature. It’s easy to pray for all the missionaries when we could be praying for real people in real situations. Paul’s prayers were specific and targeted. He wanted the churches to follow Christ devotedly and completely. He prayed for their spiritual […]

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A Different Kind of Checklist

Yesterday, I preached from Ephesians 1:3-4 about a “Checklist for Getting Close to God.” This passage is a great checklist for living close. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Just as He chose us in Him […]

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Four Special Blessings for the Church

Luke wrote two volumes about Jesus and the work of the church. His second volume known as “The Acts of the Apostles” chronicles the work of the Holy Spirit in the church. Luke’s special contribution is a series of summaries which show the blessings for the church and its growth all over the world. “So […]

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Living in Hope

I recently read this statement: “Just a little bit of hope will keep you going in life.” I believe the truthfulness of that statement. If you have hope you can continue in life. If you don’t have hope, life has little meaning. At the direction of God, Jeremiah sent a letter to the Jewish exiles […]

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Your Three Choices

When the Prophet Jeremiah struggled with the hard times of life, it seems that he saw three choices (Jeremiah 20:1-13). Jeremiah had been obedient to God, but he suffered because of his obedience. Anytime we do something right and it doesn’t turn out well for us we struggle with the outcome. While you and I […]

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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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This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. — 1 John 3:16 (NIV)