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Should a Wife “Obey” Her Husband?

Should a wife obey her husband? In the year 2019, that seems like a ridiculous question, but when I began as a young pastor the question had real significance. In most marriage vows of that day, “love, honor, and obey” were part of the vows of the bride. But somehow, it didn’t feel right to […]

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A Theology of Marriage

My preaching about relationships and mirroring the image of God in all our relationships has caused me to look again at marriage and what God intended for marriages. While I don’t have space or expertise to give you “The Theology of Marriage,” I certainly can give you a few very important teachings about marriage in […]

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Four Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage

“Marriage is good, but you have to work at it.” I well remember the deacon at my church who told me this profound statement. He was trying to help me with my impending marriage. How do you work at your marriage to strengthen it? Here are four practical tips to help make your marriage even […]

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Genesis Two and Relationships

Genesis chapter one and chapter two are quite different, but it’s not that they are contradictory. They look at life from different perspectives. For example, Genesis one gives us a view of creation from a cosmic perspective. I often call it the 35,000 foot perspective. Genesis one is the picture of creation for the universe […]

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An Encouraging Word from United Methodists

Tuesday, February 26, was an historic day in the United Methodist Church and possibly for Christian churches in America. On Tuesday, delegates of the United Methodist Church decided to not adopt the One Church Plan which was proposed by its bishops and would have allowed each congregation and each conference to decide for itself about […]

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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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But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. — Isaiah 53:5-6 (NIV)