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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Why I Want to Write a Blog

Have I lost my mind?  Why would I want to add to my workload by writing a blog? Maybe I shouldn’t be the one to determine whether or not I’ve lost my mind, but I can answer why I want to write a blog. First, let me give the spiritual answer.  This is the most important […]

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What Are You Afraid Of?

A young woman in our church is doing her best to live a quiet and godly life before her husband.  She wants to be faithful in obedience to God in reaching her husband for Christ.  These are her words:  “I want him to know that in accepting Christ nothing is lost.” Many people fear what […]

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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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The OTX2011 Challenge

A friend sent a message yesterday.  She wanted to know how she could read through the Old Testament.  She said something like this:  “Having read through the New Testament for the 90 day challenge, I’m hungry for the Word of God.  Do you have a plan for the Old Testament?” Well, I do have a […]

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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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Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. — Proverbs 17:9 (NIV)