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for: ‘December, 2018’



No Wonder Angels Sang

This weekend our times of worship, our Christmas Eve services, and especially Christmas day make this a wonderful and blessed weekend and week. I pray that you may have a wonderful time of worship, family, rest, and joyful activity. I pray also that this will be a time of genuine reflection where you will have […]

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Traveling with Luke and Paul

For at least 18 months, I have been teaching Acts in a verse by verse style. It has been a tremendous blessing for me to get to study and teach this great book of Scripture. I have been touched by many things, and over the next few posts, I want to share some of the […]

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Why Bethlehem?

One of my first serious books about Scripture, particularly the Old Testament was The God Who Acts by G. Ernest Wright. Dr. Wright showed from Scripture how God is a working God. He works in history. The events found in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2 make up what we call the “Christmas Story.” These chapters show […]

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Who Was Caesar Augustus?

Who was Caesar Augustus and why does he matter? While we all have a general idea about the history of the Roman Empire and we all know that Jesus was born during his reign, there is much more that we need to know about this first emperor of the Roman Empire. For someone who lived […]

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The Two Most Unlikely People

Were there ever two more unlikely people than Joseph and Mary? Is there any more improbable event  than the birth of Jesus Christ? Joseph and Mary were peasants from an obscure village in an obscure part of the world. Only the events of of the birth of Jesus Christ could have made them known by […]

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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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Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. — Psalm 119:165 (NIV)