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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! When I think of Valentine’s Day, I often think of a number of passages of Scripture, passages which speak of the love of God and the love of a man and a woman. Of all of these passages, my favorite is 1 Corinthians 13. This wasn’t written for a marriage although it […]

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Why Love, Patience, and Kindness Go Together

Love, patience, and kindness appear to be intertwined. They also show up together. Is this true? Why is this the case? Let’s notice two passages of Scripture. The first is the famous passage known as “The Love Chapter” found in 1 Corinthians 13. The middle section of this chapter (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) describes what love […]

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How Love Overcomes A Multitude of Wrongs

Why did Paul put such an emphasis on love, and why did he place “the love chapter” in the middle of a section about spiritual gifts? It’s important to note that Paul is not the only one who emphasized the importance of love. Peter and James called it the Royal law. They understood love as […]

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The Greatest

Almost all of us think of 1 Corinthians 13 as the Love Chapter, but we may not know why it is called that or what it’s true significance is. I read the “Love Chapter” at almost every wedding I conduct. It is beautiful language, and it presents the perfect setting for a wedding. While it […]

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Is It Possible To Forgive And Forget?

Forgiving comes from the very heart of God. It is found throughout Scripture. “Forgiving and forgetting” is not found in Scripture–at least not when it speaks of human beings. Yet, in the age of the Messiah God is spoken of as forgetting our sin and remembering it no more (Jeremiah 31:31-34). As I think of […]

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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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For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. — Psalm 14:1 (NIV)