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Is It Cost or Joy?

Is the Christian life costly commitment or abundant joy? It seems that Christians are constantly fluctuating between the cost of commitment and the joy that is our faith in Christ. Which is it? Joy or cost? The difficulty is always before us because Scripture gives both. It certainly is costly discipleship. “If any of you […]

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The Land of “No More”

Easter is a really big deal. Anyone around the church knows that is true. Easter matters for a number of reasons, such as the highest church attendance of the year and wonderful family celebrations. As one of our pastors says, “This is our Super Bowl.” While those things are significant, there are other more meaningful […]

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What Did Paul Mean by Being Content?

One of the most amazing statements in Scripture is when Paul said,“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation“ (Philippians 4:12). He then went on to say, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength“ (Philippians 4:13). What did he mean by being content, and how should we […]

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Home Improvement

Last week Martha and I did some “home improvement” shopping. For us, home improvement shopping means that we’re looking for something for the house – – whether big or small – – that we think we need. Our approach is to visit several businesses to see what the possibilities are. Last week we just made […]

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Do You Know Where You Live?

Do you know where you live? It’s very important to understand where you live and what you’re facing in life. The Bible helps us understand what’s going on around us. The apostle Paul wrote to the churches of Galatia to help us with our struggles and understand what we are facing in life. This is […]

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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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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)