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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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It’s Not Your Knife or Your Gun; It’s Your Heart

You may have heard there was a knife attack in Japan yesterday, killing as many as 15 people and injuring as many as 45 others. This is just one of several serious knife attacks around the world in the last several days. Has the world gone mad? The attacks have come too quickly and in […]

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My iPhone Doesn’t Believe in Sin

I’ve recently learned the power of dictation, and my iPhone is a wonderful tool to use. I can dictate my blog to one of my productivity apps and then cut and paste to my WordPress website. It’s a really effective way to get more done. There is one major problem: my iPhone doesn’t believe in […]

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A Matter of the Heart

“The heart of every problem is the problem of the heart, and only God’s Spirit and God’s Word can change and control the heart”–Warren Wiersbe. “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?”–Jeremiah 17:9, NLT. [Godly character] calls “us to deny ourselves, to […]

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An Unusual Passage of Scripture

“Now while he [Jesus] was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person” (John 2:23-25, […]

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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)