‘Questions Christians Ask’



What Happened to Herod the Tetrarch?

Herod Antipas became Tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea at the death of his father Herod the Great in 4 BC. He reigned until he was deposed by the Romans in AD 39. Herod Antipas is probably best known for beheading John the Baptist (Matthew 14:1 –12). He was a weak man with unlimited ambition. His […]

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Who Was Herod the Tetrarch?

Matthew 14 introduces us to Herod the Tetrarch. The text is written in such a way that Matthew assumes everyone knew who he was and the significance of his life and reign. That was true of his day, but it is not true for you and me. Who was Herod the Tetrarch? Herod the Tetrarch […]

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Who Was Herod the Great?

The Gospel of Matthew introduces us to Herod the Great and his family. Herod’s family is prominent in the Gospels because of their cruel and barbaric rule. To get a real understanding of the times of Jesus’ birth and ministry, you have to know about Herod and his progeny. Who was Herod the Great? Herod […]

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Why the Gospel is a Treasure

Jesus spoke to His disciples in parables. He used the parables in different ways, but He always had a purpose for His use of parables. He explained to the twelve why he spoke in parables. For those who have “spiritual ears,” parables enlighten, make plain, and give understanding. For those without ears to hear and […]

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The Strange Life of Simon the Magician

The first ten chapters of the Book of Acts contains two strange and tragic incidents. Ananias and Sapphira, a married couple, lied to the Holy Spirit about their gift of land for the care for the needy and died (Acts 5). Simon the Sorcerer (Acts 8) sought to use the gift of the Holy Spirit […]

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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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[To the Church in Laodicea] “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. — Revelation 3:14,20 (NIV)