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Betrayed by Friends and Leaders

Mark 14 is the story of betrayal. Jesus Christ, the one sent from God, was rejected and betrayed by those who knew Him best and by those given the responsibility of leading the people of Israel. Notice the betrayal. First, he was betrayed by one of his own. Enemies can hurt, persecute, manipulate, and reject, […]

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What Matters in Prayer

When we pray, we please God. God’s Word tells us to pray in all times and in all things. Paul said that prayer is the antidote for anxiety. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which […]

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Ask the Right Question

Yesterday I had the blessing of preaching from God‘s Word. It’s always a blessing and a privilege, but it’s also very difficult. That difficulty comes because it matters so much and because it is so important. Yesterday I preached from Mark 11:27 through 12:34. While I didn’t preach about all of the passage, I emphasized […]

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Jesus and Prayer

Jesus was a man of prayer, and He left His church to be a people of prayer. One of the many things that stand out about Jesus was His devotion in prayer. Mark noted how Jesus prayed. At the beginning (Mark 1:35), middle (Mark 6:46), and end of the Gospel (Mark 14:32), Mark showed that […]

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Jesus and His Triumphal Entry

The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-11) is one of the vital aspects of the New Testament. This is evident by noticing that it is found in all four gospels and is emphasized by the events which occurred. By entering Jerusalem in this way, Jesus showed that He was the promised Messiah. He […]

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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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Verse of the Day

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)