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The Word for Today (August 30, 2019)

What is the very essence of being a Christian? You could give a myriad of answers, taken from a multitude of verses, but my answer is Ephesians 4:31-32. I believe that God’s Spirit works to make us new people. He works within us to be Godly women and men who obey the Spirit and seek […]

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Three Things that Should Never Happen in Church

Let me tell you two things I believe about the church. First, the church is filled with spots and blemishes. That’s a biblical way of talking about imperfections in the church. It describes sheep who had spots and blemishes. The Bible describes a day when Jesus will present the church in heaven without spots and […]

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God’s Holiness and Ours

Even if we perfectly fulfilled our duty (which we don’t), we are still unworthy. Luke 17:10 when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’ A servant who obeys has done nothing special. All our righteous acts are like filthy rags. Isa. […]

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What Happens When You Forgive?

Yesterday I preached on the horrors of unforgiveness. I talked about what happens if we are unforgiving. Being unable or unwilling to forgive brings terrible consequences. Unforgiveness leads to bitterness and all of its associated hurts and troubles. The worst consequence of being unwilling to forgive is that it leads us away from God (Matthew 6:14-15) and grieves […]

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Grieving God’s Spirit

I am convinced God’s admonition to the church at Ephesus is of absolute importance to each of us: “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30). What does Paul mean by grieving the Holy Spirit and why does it take on such […]

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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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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)