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Can You Be A Christian Without Believing the Resurrection?

Can you be a Christian without believing the resurrection? Christians are very different in many ways. We are Democrats and Republicans as well as independents. We come from all over the country and all over the world. In my own congregation we have people from many places in Latin America, almost all 50 states, as […]

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This is Your Inheritance

Yesterday for my Easter Sunday sermon I did something different. Instead of preaching from the Gospel accounts of the resurrection of Jesus or 1 Corinthians 15 which gives Paul’s account of the many resurrection appearances of Jesus, I preached from 1 Peter 1:3–9. This is a passage that speaks of our “living hope” which comes […]

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What I Found in Christ

When the apostle Paul described his life,  he described it in terms of what he had lost and what he had gained. Philippians 3:1-11 describes this as he wrote to the church at Philippi. Because of people who were trying to steal the freedom of these new believers, Paul exhorted the church at Philippi to […]

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Easter is Our Super Bowl

I smiled as one of our pastors described the importance of Easter Sunday. He said: “Easter is our Super Bowl. It’s the biggest day of the year. If we don’t make it happen on Easter, we have missed a real opportunity.” While that may be an exaggeration, it is only a slight exaggeration. Easter is a […]

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Easter’s Coming and We’re Ready For You

Easter’s coming and we’re ready for you. It’s hard to miss the significance of the resurrection of Christ. Paul talked about resurrection in general and the resurrection of Christ specifically: “And if Christ wasn’t raised to life, our message is worthless, and so is our faith. If the dead won’t be raised to life, we […]

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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)