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Staying Far from Temptation by Staying Close to God

The Apostle James prepared the people of his day and all those believers who have followed after to resist the devil and to live for God in a culture that opposes God. He gave amazing advice which fits any people at any time (James 4:7-10). So humble yourselves before God. Resist the Devil, and he […]

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What Should I Do With Wisdom?

Throughout Scripture, wisdom is magnified and encouraged. Psalms, Proverbs, the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), and James are all examples of wisdom literature. God obviously wants us to hear wisdom and live by it. What should I do with wisdom? First, seek it with all your heart. God wants to give it to you. […]

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The ABC’s of Being a Christian

Sometimes we simply need to look again at the basics. Even those of us who have known Christ for many years need to hear again the fundamentals of the faith. That seems to be what James the Apostle sought to do as he wrote his epistle “to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations” (James […]

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What Every Christian Needs to Know

Today we welcome Ron Deal to First Baptist Church. Ron will preach all the weekend services as well as lead a seminar on Sunday afternoon for step parent families and/or blended families with the possibility of establishing a ministry for these families. We are thankful for Ron and his ministry.   Beginning in August I, […]

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Why Is ‘Love’ The Royal Law?

James and Paul agreed that “Love your neigbor as yourself” is the law which sums up all other laws. Paul called on the Galatians to use their freedom to “serve one another in love” because “The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Galatians 5:12-14). James said: “If […]

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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)