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How Faith Fits with Works

Last week I had a wonderful conversation with a man who I am getting to know better and who is obviously growing in his faith and knowledge of God. That is, of course, exactly what God wants to happen. Paul often prayed for the churches that they would grow in their love and knowledge of […]

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Christians and Hollywood

Martha and I have rekindled our interest in movies. Early in life we both went to the movies. I remember seeing the original Ben Hur with its electrifying chariot race. As we dated we often went to a Sunday afternoon movie. But then something happened. Christians deserted Hollywood in the 1960’s and movies become darker […]

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What Is The Third Heaven?

“I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know–God knows. And I know that this man–whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know but God knows–was caught […]

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Congratulations Bubba!

Okay, I just became a Bubba Watson fan. Not just because of that famous shot on the second playoff hole (the tenth hole at Augusta) and not simply because he won the Masters Championship. I became a Twitter follower of @bubbawatson when I saw his tweet after the Masters: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray […]

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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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[More on Love and Hatred] For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. — 1 John 3:11 (NIV)