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What Is Christian Maturity?

Is anything as much discussed among Christians as discipleship or growing in the Lord? How many times do we preach about people who are exactly as they were when they first professed faith in Christ? How often do we lament those who are not growing as followers of Jesus? Obviously, Christian maturity is very important, […]

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How Husbands Love Their Wives

Sunday I preached about marriage using Paul’s exhortations to the entire household of those who love and follow Christ. God has a special word for husbands. He wants husbands to reflect the image of Christ as they live out their faith. “Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh to them” (Colossians 3:19)./blockquote> You […]

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How Should We Treat Others?

If we ask our brothers and sisters in Christ how we should treat other people, I believe you would get three really good answers. First, we should love others as we love ourselves. This is, of course, exactly what God says in Scripture (Leviticus 19:18) and what Jesus told us to do. This law of […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! When I think of Valentine’s Day, I often think of a number of passages of Scripture, passages which speak of the love of God and the love of a man and a woman. Of all of these passages, my favorite is 1 Corinthians 13. This wasn’t written for a marriage although it […]

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“I Just Want to be Understood!”

How many times have I heard someone say, “I just want to be understood!”? Psychologists speak of understanding and being understood. These seem to be fundamental needs of every person. If we think someone understands who we are, how we feel, and why we act the way we do, we will cling to that person […]

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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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Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. — Psalm 119:18 (NIV)