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“And They Crucified Him”

I am always amazed as I read the Gospel accounts of the trial, the crucifixion, and the death of Jesus. I am amazed at how simply the gospel writers identified this event. “And they crucified him“ (Mark 15:25). In someways it simply doesn’t seem right. How could something so momentous be expressed so simply? How […]

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Three Things You Will Not Read in Scripture

I have a great love and appreciation for Scripture. Last week I told my congregation about how my strong belief in the veracity of Scripture has only gotten greater with time. Think about most of the things we experience in life. We have this wonderful hope and excitement about so many things. Often, when the […]

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Thoughts on the Crucifixion of Jesus

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus are at the center of human history. The Bible makes this clear. The death of Jesus for us secured our hope and opened the door of heaven. The New Testament writers make this clear. Simon Peter described how Christ’s death became the supreme sacrifice for sin: “For Christ died […]

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What Does “Crucifying the Flesh” Mean?

What does it mean “to crucify the flesh?” In his letter to the Galatians Paul exhorted them to walk by the Spirit and not to fulfill the desires of the old sinful nature. That command of Paul may seem normal to you, but there is nothing common about it. Paul told the churches of Galatia that […]

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Have You Missed This Significant Event in the Life of Jesus?

Have you missed the significance of one of the most important events in the earthly life of Jesus? I’m thinking of the transfiguration of Jesus. Luke 9 records this most important event. Eight days after the confession of Simon Peter and the other disciples that Jesus was “The Christ of God,” Jesus took Peter, James, […]

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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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This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. — 1 John 3:16 (NIV)