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Our Very Practical God

My study of the Acts of the Apostles has taken me to Acts 12 where Simon Peter has been placed in prison. Herod Agrippa I, the grandson of Herod the Great and the nephew of Herod Antipas, killed James, the brother of John, with the sword and imprisoned Peter as well. He obviously intended to […]

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The Strange Life of Simon the Magician

The first ten chapters of the Book of Acts contains two strange and tragic incidents. Ananias and Sapphira, a married couple, lied to the Holy Spirit about their gift of land for the care for the needy and died (Acts 5). Simon the Sorcerer (Acts 8) sought to use the gift of the Holy Spirit […]

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Can I Overcome Sin?

No one can dispute the importance of the Apostle Peter to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Think of the things that Simon Peter did. He made the magnificent confession that Jesus is “the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). After the resurrection, Simon Peter was instrumental in taking the gospel to […]

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Who Will You Tell About Jesus?

As I preached yesterday I became acutely aware of John the Apostle’s depiction of how so many people told their friends and family about Jesus (John 1:35–51). It’s really amazing. You immediately begin to get an understanding of how the New Testament church grew. It was one person telling another person of who they had […]

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Do You Have Character?

Sometimes we wonder if we know what character looks like. At other times, we wonder if character even matters. Ted Turner famously denigrated the ten commandments a number of years ago. He decided they were outmoded in America. Maybe he was thinking about things like “Thou Shalt Not commit adultery.” With as much intellectual property […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)