‘Life apps’



Congratulations Bubba!

Okay, I just became a Bubba Watson fan. Not just because of that famous shot on the second playoff hole (the tenth hole at Augusta) and not simply because he won the Masters Championship. I became a Twitter follower of @bubbawatson when I saw his tweet after the Masters: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray […]

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The Uniqueness of Christ

Sometimes the greatest blessings come from the worst tragedies. The New Testament is like that. Would we have had any of Paul’s letters if the churches had not suffered persecution or false teachers? Paul wrote to help the church deal with the conflicts and difficulties that they faced. We are forever blessed because Paul cared […]

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Not Christ But I

One way to sum up the Christian faith is with Paul’s words: “Not I but Christ” (Galatians 2:20). He knew the life he lived came by faith in the Son of God. How tragic that we turn this around and make it: “Not Christ but I.” It is doubly sad because Paul’s words were written in […]

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Without Hope

“Without hope and without God in the world.” That’s the way the Apostle Paul summarized the Gentile world. They lived in a world of gods but really had no God. They often spoke of hope but in reality lived in a world without hope. These words not only describe the Gentile world of Paul’s day but […]

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Shine Like Stars

Paul’s letter to the Philippians is an amazing letter. It is amazing because of how it was written. Paul was a prisoner writing to free people. He used his incarceration to encourage the people of Philippi. Scholars call this the “Epistle of Joy.” It really is amazing, isn’t it? The man under house arrest 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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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)