‘Life apps’



How Do We Relate to Outsiders?

“Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of every opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person” (Colossians 4:5-6), One of the serious issues believers should deal with is how to conduct ourselves with outsiders. […]

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The What and the Why of Work

I grew up in the church and I was raised by Christian parents, but neither of those prepared me for God’s teaching about vocation and work. Vacation Bible school, Sunday school, and various Bible studies never fully equipped me to understand God‘s plan. When you look at biblical teaching about work you find the what […]

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What God Says About Children

We rightfully put a huge emphasis on children, how they are raised, and what is best for them. God’s Word gives us invaluable insight about children and how they should be raised. Here are a few of the many emphases the Bible has about raising children. First, children are a gift of God and should […]

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How Husbands Love Their Wives

Sunday I preached about marriage using Paul’s exhortations to the entire household of those who love and follow Christ. God has a special word for husbands. He wants husbands to reflect the image of Christ as they live out their faith. “Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh to them” (Colossians 3:19)./blockquote> You […]

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Living Blessed

Several years ago John Ortberg wrote a book on spiritual disciplines entitled, “The Life You’ve Always Wanted.” It deals with prayer, Scripture, solitude, and other practices which will bring us the kind of life and relationship with God we’ve always wanted. That seems to be the same kind of message Paul gave to the Church […]

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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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Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)