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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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Reflecting God’s Image in Our Relationships

Relationships are everything. At some point in life, we all come to understand that relationships–with God and with others–account for the value of life. God made us for relationship with Him. He created us in His image. He wants us to REFLECT His image in all of our relationships. These are basic Christian truths. Our […]

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A Verse Which Should Sober Us

Yesterday I read through the Apostle John’s first epistle. John’s purpose in writing was so that believers may know that they have eternal life. He did not want believers to “hope,” he wanted them to “know” that they have eternal life (1 John 5:13). John’s theme in his letter is love for brothers and sisters […]

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The Power of Relationships

Last night I was reminded again about the power, value, and importance of relationships. I saw this last evening as we met as the body of Christ. I watched people talking and enjoying fellowship with one another. And, I heard stories of those who have not had the joy of worshiping and serving with other […]

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This Won’t Let You Down

A few years ago I read a very interesting article about why missionaries leave the field. When I saw the question, I immediately had ideas about why this was the case. I assumed persecution, disinterest in the gospel, or opposition from local people. None of these were correct. Most missionaries leave the field for the […]

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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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For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. — Romans 1:16 (NIV)