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Learning to Battle Sin

“There are many things that bind us! As long as we hold on to them, their power over us continues. It is only by letting go that we become free”–John Dee Jeffries. “Christ has saved you from sin, but the temptation to keep dabbling in it will keep you busy the rest of  your life. […]

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The Most Progressive Thing I Know

Do you value progress? Do you like to see things move forward? I certainly do. I like to see things get better. I love to see the church grow and the community become a better place to live. For several years now, when my church members tell how their children are doing, I say: “There […]

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The Tangled Web of Deception

“But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out”–Numbers 32:23. “O what a tangled web we weave When we first practice to deceive”–Sir Walter Scott. “Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but to trust the Lord means safety”–Proverbs […]

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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

We all wonder why bad things happen to good people. This is one of the biggest questions in Christian apologetics. How do you reconcile a good God and tragic events? My thoughts have turned to this question because I know of many good people who have experienced bad things in recent days. Many of my friends, neighbors, […]

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Do I Have to Sin?

‘God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it”–1 Corinthians 10:13. “When we choose deliberately to obey [God], then he will tax the remotest star and the last grain of […]

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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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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)