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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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What is a Spirit-filled Church?

We hear a lot about Spirit-filled churches– – and we should. You might ask whether a church can really be a church without being Spirit-filled. I want to give you a biblical definition and characterization of a Spirit-filled church. Actually, there would be several biblical definitions and examples of what a Spirit-filled church really is. […]

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How Should Your Life in Christ Look?

Who should you be as a Christian? Followers of Christ ask themselves these questions all the time. New believers and people inexperienced with Scripture especially deal with this issue. You know how it goes. What are the rules? Am I expected to be perfect? What if our church members see me doing something wrong? What […]

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Are You Underestimating God?

I know it sounds strange to ask people who love God and attend Church regularly, but I want to ask if you are underestimating God? I suppose it’s easy to think that God can’t or won’t work in our world. The apostle Paul said that God will do super abundantly more than anything we can […]

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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)