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Should We Just Cast Lots?

Various churches are governed differently. What is the correct way? After reading the New Testament, should we just cast lots and get it over with? In a word, no. While we find an instance of casting lots in the New Testament, all of the evidence points to this instance (Acts 1:26) as the last such […]

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Get Behind Me, Satan!

Jesus famously rebuked Simon Peter by saying, “Get behind me, Satan!” What did He mean by this statement? Matthew’s gospel records Simon Peter pledging that he would never let Jesus be taken by the authorities and killed (Matthew 16:21-28). Jesus immediately rebuked Peter with this statement and saying that Peter was “a hindrance to me; […]

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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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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)