‘Life apps’



Why and How

We’ve discussed the “why” of moral purity.  Now we need to discuss the “how.”  How is it that we can do what we know we should? Paul called believers in Ephesus to live lives of moral purity (Ephesians 5:3-14), but it wasn’t any easier for them than it is for us.  Ephesus contained the massive temple […]

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Nothing Quite Works Like an Example

Nothing quite works like an example.  If you want me to do something, show me how.  It certainly works with technology.  If you do it for me, I can’t learn.  If you tell me how, I can’t learn.   If you show me, walk me through it, or demonstrate it, I most likely can learn to do […]

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God’s Spirit in You

Paul gives a fully developed view of the Holy Spirit.  Including such synonymous designations as “the Spirit of God” and “the Spirit of Christ,” Paul refers to the Holy Spirit over thirty times in his epistles.    In Ephesians, Paul refers to the Holy Spirit again and again.  Paul wants to remind us of the work […]

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As Much Truth as Sincerity

Months and years ago talk show host Harold Camping predicted the rapture of the church for May 21, 2011.  That obviously did not occur.  I have not seen any further word from him or his followers. My initial reaction is one of sorrow for those people who were caught up in his prediction.  Some of his […]

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Are You Ready for the End of the World?

Harold Camping is an 89 year radio talk show host who has figured out that Jesus is coming to take His church away this Saturday, May 21, 2011.  Camping believes that the Bible serves as a cosmic calendar.  He and others have widely disseminated his prediction for the rapture of the church this Saturday and […]

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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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My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)