Quotes You Can Use (March 2, 2012)

“Jeremiah. . .experienced God’s word to be of great power, like a fire that scorches and like a hammer that breaks rocks. J.B. Phillips said somewhere that while he was doing his well-known trnslation of the New Testament, he often felt like an electrician working on the wiring of a house with the power on”–Dallas […]

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Linsanity

What is the fascination with Jeremy Lin? If you don’t know who Jeremy Lin is, you are one of the few people. Lin is the point guard of the New York Knicks. Earlier this season, Lin was sleeping on his brother’s couch. Now he is one of the biggest names in sports. How big is […]

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Is There An Unpardonable Sin?

Is there such a thing as an unpardonable sin? Is there some sin so heinous that it cannot be forgiven? I get asked this question often, and often we somehow expect that there are sins that simply cannot be forgiven. Sometimes, the question has to do with who can go to heaven. Over the next few […]

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Shaking My Head

Texting has some great–and some not so great–shorthand. For the most part, these are abbreviations. You know like, IMHO, that is, “in my humble opinion.” Or, BTW, which is “by the way,” but my favorite is SMH, shorthand for “shaking my head.” It’s a way of saying that what you have seen or heard is […]

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Would The Real Christian Stand Up?

Recently, it has become fashionable, mainly in political circles, to talk about who is a Christian. Mostly, because of the political nature of the debate, the answer is “A Christian is a person who says he is.” While that answer makes sense from a worldly point of view, it makes no sense from the Bible. […]

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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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[Mary’s Song] And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. — Luke 1:46-47, 49 (NIV)