‘Questions Christians Ask’



Our Affection for the Cross

This is an adaptation of a post from several years ago. I hope you find it meaningful for your Good Friday. What is it that makes today “good?” Would anyone without knowledge of the Christian faith ever understand what makes this day good? We certainly can understand the dilemma that others have with our faith. After […]

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What to Do While You Wait

Is anything more difficult than being patient? One of my least favorite activities is to wait. Most of us want action. We want to move on and get things done. Unfortunately, we have plenty of times when we have to wait. We all understand, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), but we […]

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Did Jesus Know the Old Testament?

Many people are skeptical about Scripture. We all know we live in a questioning and skeptical age. Did Jesus know the Old Testament? Was it even complete at the time of His ministry? These are the kinds of questions which are often asked, even among Bible scholars. This Easter season provides a strong look at […]

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When God is Silent

Sometimes God can seem very quiet and distant. We sometimes feel we are all alone and that God is not hearing our prayers. I speak to people often about this need. What can you do when God seems distant? I’m sure there will be detailed answers to this question in many theological discussions. I also […]

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Can I Overcome Sin?

No one can dispute the importance of the Apostle Peter to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Think of the things that Simon Peter did. He made the magnificent confession that Jesus is “the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). After the resurrection, Simon Peter was instrumental in taking the gospel to […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)