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What Paul’s Letter to the Colossian Christians Tells Us About Christ

The Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Colossae about their relationships with one another and about their relationship with God. As part of this letter, he described who Christ is. Colossians chapter one is one of the greatest passages to explain who Christ is. Many people believe that Colossians 1:15-23 made up an ancient […]

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Genesis Two and Relationships

Genesis chapter one and chapter two are quite different, but it’s not that they are contradictory. They look at life from different perspectives. For example, Genesis one gives us a view of creation from a cosmic perspective. I often call it the 35,000 foot perspective. Genesis one is the picture of creation for the universe […]

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Verses for Everyone

For me, Genesis 1:26-27 are two of the most significant verses in Scripture. These verses teach us who we are and how we came to be. They teach about our relationship to our Creator and God’s purpose for His creation. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let […]

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Learning Who We Are

The narrative of creation shows us who we are by showing us who God is. We understand ourselves when we understand God. Often, I get asked: “Why do we need the Old Testament?“ My answer usually goes something like this: “The Old Testament shows us the nature of God. It reveals to us the God […]

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“I Just Want to be Understood!”

How many times have I heard someone say, “I just want to be understood!”? Psychologists speak of understanding and being understood. These seem to be fundamental needs of every person. If we think someone understands who we are, how we feel, and why we act the way we do, we will cling to that person […]

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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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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:14 (NIV)