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What Kind of Neighbors Do You Have?

As I write this, I’ve just walked back into my house from having the opportunity to help a new neighbor move some heavy furniture into his house. You probably know some of the feelings I had as I walked back across the street. Isn’t it amazing what it does for us when we help someone […]

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Christianity Really Is Different

Christianity really is different. It doesn’t take long to figure that out. It comes in many different ways and many different teachings. You can certainly see it Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Jesus told His disciples that He did not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets (the Old Testament). Nor did […]

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Is Valentine’s Day a Christian Holiday?

Although there is plenty of debate, we don’t know a lot about who Saint Valentine was nor do we know how Valentine’s Day became what it is today. I did hear someone say that we can surely say that Saint Valentine was good for Saint Hallmark. Is¬†Valentine’s Day a Christian holiday? Should it be one? […]

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The One Thing to Make Church Better

I’ve spent all of my adult life trying to make church better. After all, that should be part of a job description for a pastor. You certainly want your pastor to think this way. You want him to be praying and thinking about reaching the lost and equipping the saints to do the work of […]

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Do You Have Character?

Sometimes we wonder if we know what character looks like. At other times, we wonder if character even matters. Ted Turner famously denigrated the ten commandments a number of years ago. He decided they were outmoded in America. Maybe he was thinking about things like “Thou Shalt Not commit adultery.” With as much intellectual property […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)