‘Christian Living’

Preparing For Holy Week–Saturday, Day Seven

Saturday of Passion Week was a time of preparation. Almost everything that happened around the crucifixion and resurrection had to take place around the observance of the Sabbath. Though Mark did not record anything associated with the Sabbath or Saturday, many things must have been happening behind the scenes. Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea must […]

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Preparing For Holy Week–Good Friday

The events of Friday of passion week are well-known since this comprises what we usually think of as the crucifixion of Jesus. As we examine what happened on “Good Friday,” let us also ask what it is that makes it “good.” The activities of Good Friday can be found in Mark 15:1-47. Jesus’ Friday began […]

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Preparing For Holy Week–Thursday, Day Five

Jesus spent Wednesday of passion week in Bethany near His friends and, no doubt, in prayer to the Father. We should not assume Jesus had not prayed about His passion prior to His time in Gethsemene. The gospels make clear Jesus’ closeness with the Father and His desire to do the will of the Father. […]

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Preparing For Holy Week–Wednesday, Day Four

The exact time log of the events of Wednesday are more difficult to define than the previous days, but the events themselves are clear. The chief priests and scribes had a specific agenda of quietly arresting Jesus (Mark 14:1-2). At the same time, Jesus dined in Bethany at the home of Simon the Leper. Mark […]

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Preparing For Holy Week–Tuesday, Day Three

After two days which would have taken an emotional toll on anyone, Jesus spent the third day of Passion Week in the vicinity of the temple teaching the people and disputing with the chief priests, scribes, and the elders (Mark 11:27). Tuesday was a momentous day as Jesus spoke of faith and prayer, answered questions […]

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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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When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. — Psalm 94:18-19 (NIV)