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The Remedy

The apostle James warned persecuted and dispersed believers to take sin seriously (James 4:1-12). James knew that we have two natures. Like Paul, James described the war going on within us. Paul described how the flesh wars against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh (Galatians 5:16-17). How do we solve the issue of […]

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Take Your Sin Seriously

James the Apostle made one of the strongest appeals in Scripture for us to take our sin seriously (James 4:1-12). He called on believers to ask themselves why they had problems with relationships. He suggested that there is a war going within our lives. We struggle with relationships and create havoc for ourselves and the […]

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You Don’t Have to Sin

I have really good news. You don’t have to sin. Sometimes we think we simply must rebel against God and that we don’t have any resources to keep us in obedience to Christ. That is simply not true. It is not inevitable that you sin, and it is not beyond the power of God to […]

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Getting Along in the Church

Scripture is powerful, helpful, instructive, and interesting. One of the things that makes it interesting is how it is put together and what you find in different parts of Scripture. I find it interesting that the word “church“ is found only two times in the four Gospels. Both are found in the Gospel of Matthew. […]

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As the Heart Goes . . .

Jesus spoke clearly and authoritatively about the problems of rebellion, selfishness, and sin in our lives. He stated emphatically that sin comes from the heart. The heart was Jesus’ way of speaking about our inward being, which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Jesus said, “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders,  adulteries, fornications, […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)