‘Life apps’



You Don’t Have to Sin

I have really good news. You don’t have to sin. Sometimes we think we simply must rebel against God and that we don’t have any resources to keep us in obedience to Christ. That is simply not true. It is not inevitable that you sin, and it is not beyond the power of God to […]

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What Should I Do With Wisdom?

Throughout Scripture, wisdom is magnified and encouraged. Psalms, Proverbs, the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), and James are all examples of wisdom literature. God obviously wants us to hear wisdom and live by it. What should I do with wisdom? First, seek it with all your heart. God wants to give it to you. […]

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How Can I Have “Pure Joy?”

I don’t think I’m the only one who wonders how and why the apostle James said, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds“ (James 1:2). I don’t want to debate whether or not it should be pure joy. I deeply believe that all of God’s Word is […]

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Essentials of Effective Faith

As a follower of Jesus Christ, how should my life look? What should be the essentials of how I live and serve my Lord? Simon Peter wrote his epistles to the dispersed and scattered believers of the first Christian century. As he neared the end of his first letter, Peter encouraged the church in the […]

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This Won’t Let You Down

A few years ago I read a very interesting article about why missionaries leave the field. When I saw the question, I immediately had ideas about why this was the case. I assumed persecution, disinterest in the gospel, or opposition from local people. None of these were correct. Most missionaries leave the field for the […]

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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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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. — 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)