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for: ‘April, 2012’



Traveling From Galilee to Jericho

We spent Friday in beautiful Galilee touring the places where Jesus taught and preached. On Saturday, we moved south from Galilee to the area of Jericho. Our Friday in Galilee consisted of both upper Galilee (Ceasarea Philippi) and lower Galilee (the area around the Sea of Galilee). I love Galilee. It is green and vibrant. […]

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A Look At Galatians 5:22-23

I believe all Christians should memorize, pray, and meditate on Galatians 5:22-23. These verses give Paul’s promise for every believer. The indwelling Holy Spirit produces spiritual fruit which blesses our lives and changes us for the better. This is Paul’s hope-filled message: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, […]

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The Church Must Pray

Prayer characterized our Lord, and it characterized the early church. Again and again, the Book of Acts describes the apostles as praying. They prayed in the upper room and they received the gift of the Holy Spirit. They prayed Peter and Silas out of prison. Throughout Luke’s look at the church, the people prayed. Why […]

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Our Trip To Israel–Day Two

Martha and I are really enjoying our trip to Israel. Based on the first three days of the entire trip, this may be the best trip we’ve experienced. We are blessed to have 45 wonderful people with us and a great guide and bus driver. We were privileged today to get to go to the […]

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Our First Day In Israel

Martha and I are blessed to join 45 other folks from around the south for a wonderful trip to Israel. We arrived Wednesday afternoon (Israeli Daylight Time) after a flight from New Orleans to Philadelphia and non-stop to Tel-Aviv. I am always excited about the trip to Israel. This is my fifth trip and it […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)