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You Don’t Have to Sin

I have really good news. You don’t have to sin. Sometimes we think we simply must rebel against God and that we don’t have any resources to keep us in obedience to Christ. That is simply not true. It is not inevitable that you sin, and it is not beyond the power of God to […]

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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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Do You Know Where You Live?

Do you know where you live? It’s very important to understand where you live and what you’re facing in life. The Bible helps us understand what’s going on around us. The apostle Paul wrote to the churches of Galatia to help us with our struggles and understand what we are facing in life. This is […]

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There is an Answer to our Problems

What’s the answer to our problem with sin? How do we get unstuck from a life of rebellion? How do we get rid of things in our lives that harm our families and our very lives? The Bible gives a simple, consistent answer. “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not fulfill […]

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Fighting the Battle

Every follower of Jesus Christ knows this battle. It’s the battle that seems so much bigger than we are. It’s the flesh that wars against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh. We well understand the feelings of Paul the Apostle: “I don’t understand why I act the way I do. I don’t do […]

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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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Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. — 1 John 5:12 (NIV)