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Why Was “the Good Hand of God” on Nehemiah?

Of all the things that impress me about Nehemiah, “the good hand of God” intrigues me more than anything else. After Nehemiah had fasted and prayed about what God had placed on his heart to do for Jerusalem, he went to the king of Persia and asked permission to rebuild Jerusalem. The king gave his permission […]

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God Guides–We Obey

Matthew’s description of the birth of Jesus Christ is very much filled with the Providence (divine guidance) of God. Again and again, God directs Joseph, and Joseph unquestionably obeys. This is an amazing picture of God‘s sovereignty and human obedience. Both work together to provide for the safety of the child and His mother. Joseph’s […]

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What a Non-believer Can Teach Us About Jesus

You wouldn’t expect a non-believer to be able to teach you anything about Jesus, but one did and Jesus commended him for what he did and how he demonstrated his faith. Matthew gives us the account of the centurion (presumably a Roman and a gentile, possibly a proselyte to Judaism) who had a seriously ill […]

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The Strange Saga of Ananias and Sapphira

The story of Ananias and Sapphira is one of the most fascinating, difficult, and fearful passages of all Scripture. The events concerning this husband and wife are found in Acts 5. Apparently, this couple saw the excitement surrounding the action of Barnabas and wanted the same for themselves. Barnabas had sold a field and took […]

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Once Upon A Time

Don’t you love the words “Once upon a time?” When you hear these words, you know exactly what’s coming. You know that it will be an entertaining story, and you know that it probably will end with “and they lived happily ever after.” We all want a “Once upon a time” and “they lived happily […]

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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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Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:11-12 (NIV)