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Is It Cost or Joy?

Is the Christian life costly commitment or abundant joy? It seems that Christians are constantly fluctuating between the cost of commitment and the joy that is our faith in Christ. Which is it? Joy or cost? The difficulty is always before us because Scripture gives both. It certainly is costly discipleship. “If any of you […]

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What Did Paul Mean by Being Content?

One of the most amazing statements in Scripture is when Paul said,“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation“ (Philippians 4:12). He then went on to say, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength“ (Philippians 4:13). What did he mean by being content, and how should we […]

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Why Love, Patience, and Kindness Go Together

Love, patience, and kindness appear to be intertwined. They also show up together. Is this true? Why is this the case? Let’s notice two passages of Scripture. The first is the famous passage known as “The Love Chapter” found in 1 Corinthians 13. The middle section of this chapter (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) describes what love […]

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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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How the Bible Can Help Your Marriage–and Your Life!

The Bible can help your marriage, but not in the way you may be thinking. The Bible is not magical. It’s not a good luck charm you carry around. It certainly doesn’t contain “secret” material that others aren’t privy to. For my views about this subject, click here. The Bible is God’s Word communicated to […]

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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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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:14 (NIV)