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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)