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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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Satan’s Last Words

Many years ago I heard a chapel sermon that has affected me ever since. I remember writing down the four major points on a scrap of paper. Years later I found the paper and thought again about what I had heard. The sermon was entitled, “The Four Ways Satan Tempts Us.” This sermon was in […]

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Two Unforgettable Memories

Like most of you, I have vivid memories of a number of things from my childhood. Most of these were simple events that had no longer significance than what happened then and my memories of them. Other events, such as when my parents told me at age 8 that my grandfather had died, linger on […]

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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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Verse of the Day

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)