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The Goodness of this Day

Today is Good Friday. While we instinctively know the goodness of this day, it almost seems impossible to the rational mind. What makes this day good? How could the death of the Son of God ever be considered good. First, the goodness of this day is because of God. This day shows us–in very tangible […]

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Our Affection for the Cross

This is an adaptation of a post from several years ago. I hope you find it meaningful for your Good Friday. What is it that makes today “good?” Would anyone without knowledge of the Christian faith ever understand what makes this day good? We certainly can understand the dilemma that others have with our faith. After […]

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Everything is Different Now

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle”–Benjamin Franklin. In the cross of Christ which brings our justification, “The whole tenor of our life has changed. Everything is different now, because we ourselves are different. . . .No Christian who has grasped these truths could ever seriously contemplate reverting to the old […]

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What does “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me” Mean?

One of the most difficult passages of Scripture is the saying of Jesus from the cross when he cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The gospel writer Matthew recorded this penetrating and poignant question (Matthew 27:46). Though Matthew does not give the reason for this “cry of dereliction,” the context […]

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Is There A War on Women?

Some people say there is a war on women. I agree, but not with the way this war is commonly described. I think it’s a different war completely, one that strikes at the very heart of what it is to be a woman. You may be saying, “But you’re not a woman and you don’t […]

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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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Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. — 1 John 5:12 (NIV)