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Pursuing a Holy God

“God has provided all we need for our pursuit of holiness. He has delivered us from the reign of sin and given us His indwelling Holy Spirit. He has revealed His will for holy living in His Word, and He works in us to will and to act according to His good purpose. He has […]

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How Temptation Comes

“There is a God-shaped emptiness in every soul. Our Creator made us for constant intimacy with himself. As his children, our deepest longing is to know our Father. Satan cannot remove our desire for God, so he tempts us to fill it with anyone or anything that is not God”–Jim Denison. “The more we sin, […]

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How Do I Tell Right from Wrong?

We all struggle with gray areas–areas where it’s difficult to know what we should do. How do you tell right from wrong? Jerry Bridges in The Pursuit of Holiness shared his friends advice for knowing right from wrong. I hope you will find this helpful. “Years ago a friend gave me what he called his […]

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God’s Holiness and Ours

Even if we perfectly fulfilled our duty (which we don’t), we are still unworthy. Luke 17:10 when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’ A servant who obeys has done nothing special. All our righteous acts are like filthy rags. Isa. […]

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How God Reveals Himself to Us

“The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)