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That One Indispensable Thing

We all have needs, and we need those needs to be met. What is that one thing we can’t do without? What is that one thing that sustains life and keeps us going? I was blessed with parents who wouldn’t give up and who practiced taking the worst of life and going on. What made […]

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The God of Amazing

There’s a wonderful new worship song entitled ‘The God of Amazing” by Benji Cowart and Michael Farren. The lyrics go like this: You’re the God of Amazing  You’re the God of what cannot be explained  You’re the God who delights to be more  Than we’ve ever hoped for  There’s no end to the power of […]

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Joseph and Biblical Manhood

One of the joys of my Christmas has been the opportunity to study the birth narrative from Matthew 1-2. Matthew wrote his gospel for Jews. You can see this as he repeatedly shows parallels of the life of Jesus with the Old Testament. Matthew wanted to show how Jesus of Nazareth was sent from God […]

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The Faith of Joseph of Nazareth

One of the ways I’ve been getting ready for Christmas is by studying the life of Joseph in Matthew 1–2. Joseph is often overlooked in the church and in Scripture. For example, Joseph is mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew only in chapters 1 and 2 in association with the birth of Jesus. In some […]

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Joseph and Biblical Manhood

What can Joseph teach us about being good men? We learn what we call the “birth narrative” from Matthew 1–2 and Luke 1–2. Both of these birth narratives are filled with historical, geographical, and political truth. In addition, these Gospels are filled with teachings which are true to human nature. Each gospel takes a differing […]

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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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Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. — Psalm 27:14 (NIV)