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The Surprise about Repentance

Amazingly, the word “repentance” often has a negative connotation. Outside church and Christian circles, very few people use the term positively. The whole idea of repentance is a much maligned concept. You know, of course, that repentance is necessary in the life of a believer. The Gospel of Matthew gives us the preaching of John […]

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The Why of Christmas

The Christmas narrative found in the Gospel of Matthew is much different from the narrative in the Gospel of Luke. It’s not contradictory, but it is different. It’s as different as men and women. Luke’s gospel gives us the events of the birth of Jesus from the point of view of Mary. This tells us […]

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Matthew the Tax Collector

Recently, I have been fascinated by Matthew the Tax Collector. By the way, “Matthew the Tax Collector” is how he identified himself (Matthew 10:3). I assume that what the early believers said about the author of the First Gospel is correct. Second generation Christians gave us what they knew about the authors of the books […]

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Using Your Pen For Christ

I’ve spent a lot of time studying the Gospel of Matthew but very little studying the man Matthew. The man Matthew is fascinating. His story is a story of God’s grace and mercy. From Matthew we learn the power of God to change lives and to use us for His glory. Matthew lived in Capernaum […]

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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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[Thanksgiving] I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— — 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (NIV)