‘Questions Christians Ask’

How to Overcome Your Self-Pity

Self-pity is sinful and self defeating. Self-pity offends God and harms you and the people around you. Self-pity shows a lack of gratitude and thanksgiving. It refuses to trust God, and it exalts self. How do we overcome our self-pity? First, take your honest feelings and thoughts to God. This is exactly what the prophet […]

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What is the Worst Sin?

You may get asked the same questions I am asked. I sometimes get asked about sins and their order of magnitude. Which ones are worse than others? The question about which sins are worse implies an additional question. People want to know ¬†which sins are acceptable. Through the centuries, the church and Christians have had […]

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How Do I Tell Right from Wrong?

We all struggle with gray areas–areas where it’s difficult to know what we should do. How do you tell right from wrong? Jerry Bridges in The Pursuit of Holiness shared his friends advice for knowing right from wrong. I hope you will find this helpful. “Years ago a friend gave me what he called his […]

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Is There Life Before Death?

Years ago someone told me that most people are more concerned with life before death then life after death. We are simply consumed with the present. Life becomes hard and people are trying to make it day by day. The poet William Wordsworth eloquently described how we are so involved in what’s happening right now. […]

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Behind the Scenes at Christmas

Almost everyone I know has seen a Christmas pageant. Most people I know have even been in one. Because of this we really do get a good picture of the events of Christmas. After all, we know about the wise men (even if there is no mention of three as the number), the shepherds, Joseph […]

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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)