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Get Behind Me, Satan!

Jesus famously rebuked Simon Peter by saying, “Get behind me, Satan!” What did He mean by this statement? Matthew’s gospel records Simon Peter pledging that he would never let Jesus be taken by the authorities and killed (Matthew 16:21-28). Jesus immediately rebuked Peter with this statement and saying that Peter was “a hindrance to me; […]

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There Is Nothing Like the Cross of Christ

“There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below”–Charles Haddon Spurgeon. “As we work, God works. When we give God our best, he gives us his best. The more we surrender ourselves to him, the more we position ourselves to be used by him”–Jim Denison. “I have been crucified with Christ and […]

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Faith, Family, and Golf

  I had an interesting day yesterday. First, Martha and I worshipped with my mother at the church where I grew up and where I remained a member until I became pastor of my first church. It’s always a joy to worship with other people and especially people you’ve known through the years. It was […]

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Do I Have to Sin?

‘God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it”–1 Corinthians 10:13. “When we choose deliberately to obey [God], then he will tax the remotest star and the last grain of […]

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Dealing with Hatred and Persecution

“These are the worst of times since the Nazi era. On the streets, you hear things like ‘the Jews should be gassed, ‘the Jews should be burned–we haven’t had that in Germany for decades . . . . And it’s not just a German phenomenon. It’s an outbreak of hatred against Jews so intense 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)