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The Remedy

The apostle James warned persecuted and dispersed believers to take sin seriously (James 4:1-12). James knew that we have two natures. Like Paul, James described the war going on within us. Paul described how the flesh wars against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh (Galatians 5:16-17). How do we solve the issue of […]

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Take Your Sin Seriously

James the Apostle made one of the strongest appeals in Scripture for us to take our sin seriously (James 4:1-12). He called on believers to ask themselves why they had problems with relationships. He suggested that there is a war going within our lives. We struggle with relationships and create havoc for ourselves and the […]

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A Merry-Go-Round You Don’t Want to Ride

Why do I do what I don’t want to do? And, why don’t I do the things that I want to do? Of all the issues we face in our Christian lives this may be the most prevalent and the most common problem we face. Is there any solution to this problem? Do we have […]

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Shopping On Black Friday

I have a confession to make. Last week for the first time in my life, I went shopping on Black Friday. Neither Martha nor I can ever remember that happening before. Actually, my wife hasn’t shopped on many Black Fridays either. We both went last week but it really wasn’t much shopping–more of an outing […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)