‘Questions Christians Ask’



Who Was Simon of Cyrene?

Mark’s gospel tells us of Simon of Cyrene who was compelled to carry the cross (horizontal beam) of Jesus. Who was this man and who are Alexander and Rufus (Mark 15:21)? Simon is a common Hebrew name. This Simon of Cyrene is the man the Romans conscripted to carry the cross of Jesus. This is […]

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A Lesson Learned

Yesterday, I had another lesson in why Christian fellowship is so important and why the Bible gives it such a prominent place. We see this prominent place in The Acts of the Apostles. Luke, the author, gives several summaries of what was happening in the local church. Acts 2 is representative of those summaries: “They […]

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The Importance of the Law

The Apostle Paul had to answer one big question, “What then the law?” (Galatians 3:19). This question had to be answered by any Jew who dared say that salvation is by grace through faith. Paul made it very clear that the law has great significance but that it cannot make one right before God. What […]

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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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Why is Life Filled With Storms?

Life is filled with storms. Maybe that is why we often find storms in the Bible. Jesus calmed the sea, and Paul and his companions rode out a terrible storm in the Mediterranean (Acts 27). What should we take from the storm on Paul’s journey as a prisoner to Rome? Why is this included in […]

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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

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NIV)