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The Urgency of Being Filled with the Spirit

It is urgent that you are led by the Spirit. Paul made this very clear in his epistle to the Ephesians, “but be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). This short command contains an urgency we all should understand. The Greek for “be filled” is packed with meaning. First, it is an imperative command. This […]

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A Disastrous Decision

Acts five contains one of the most tragic, sobering, and shocking passages in all of Scripture. This passage is closely akin to the death of Achan in Joshua seven which occurs for roughly the same reason. You may recall the events. Ananias and Sapphira, two married believers in the early church, sought to receive the […]

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The Strange Life of Simon the Magician

The first ten chapters of the Book of Acts contains two strange and tragic incidents. Ananias and Sapphira, a married couple, lied to the Holy Spirit about their gift of land for the care for the needy and died (Acts 5). Simon the Sorcerer (Acts 8) sought to use the gift of the Holy Spirit […]

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The Strange Saga of Ananias and Sapphira

The story of Ananias and Sapphira is one of the most fascinating, difficult, and fearful passages of all Scripture. The events concerning this husband and wife are found in Acts 5. Apparently, this couple saw the excitement surrounding the action of Barnabas and wanted the same for themselves. Barnabas had sold a field and took […]

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When God Builds A Church

When God builds a church, how does He build it? Another question to ask is, “How does God want us to build His church? The Acts of the Apostles shows us powerful pictures of how God builds His church. As you read through Acts, you see the church at work. You also see things that […]

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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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But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. — 1 John 1:7 (NIV)