Learning to See

Yesterday we examined the question, “Do You Have Eyes to See?” Everyone should ask themselves this question. We need to know whether or not we are open to the guidance and direction of God in our lives. Another good question is, “How can I have eyes to see?” Here are some suggestions for knowing God […]

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Do You Have Eyes to See?

Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear? Jesus spoke about the blessing of those who have ears to hear. He gave several examples of having eyes to see. One of those examples occurs in Matthew 20. In this chapter, Jesus told His followers for the third time that the Son of Man […]

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Whose Sin is More Serious?

In my study of the Epistle of James, I have noticed a number of emphases which are repeated over and over. One of those emphases is the restoration of those who have wandered from the truth. James had a vital concern that followers of Christ should be doers of the Word of God and examples […]

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A Tragedy in the Church

Yesterday I did something I don’t ever remember doing before. I asked people to raise their hands if they knew someone who once was faithful to God and His church but had become alienated from the church. Even I was amazed at how many hands went up. Restoration is obviously an important and vital subject […]

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Governing the Church

Churches are governed in many different ways. While I don’t consider that others govern their churches wrongly, I certainly am thankful for the way our church is led and directed. We are a free church, and we are congregationally governed. This means that the authority is derived from the congregation. In practical terms it means […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)