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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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“Jesus Paid it All”

As Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday draw nearer, we are drawn to the work of Christ on the cross, What He did for us is beyond amazing. He truly did “pay it all.” Yesterday morning Martha was playing “Jesus Paid it All.” it was a beautiful rendition of a Christian classic. While hymns come and […]

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Our Journey to Golgotha

During this season leading up to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, we are looking at the Gospel of Mark and in particular the last week of the ministry of Jesus. During that last week, Jesus prepared His disciples for what was to come. He taught them about prayer, devotion, and their time on earth after […]

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The Goodness of this Day

Today is Good Friday. While we instinctively know the goodness of this day, it almost seems impossible to the rational mind. What makes this day good? How could the death of the Son of God ever be considered good. First, the goodness of this day is because of God. This day shows us–in very tangible […]

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Our Affection for the Cross

This is an adaptation of a post from several years ago. I hope you find it meaningful for your Good Friday. What is it that makes today “good?” Would anyone without knowledge of the Christian faith ever understand what makes this day good? We certainly can understand the dilemma that others have with our faith. After […]

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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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He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? — Romans 8:32 (NIV)