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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 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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Our Very Practical God

My study of the Acts of the Apostles has taken me to Acts 12 where Simon Peter has been placed in prison. Herod Agrippa I, the grandson of Herod the Great and the nephew of Herod Antipas, killed James, the brother of John, with the sword and imprisoned Peter as well. He obviously intended to […]

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A Life Well-Lived

Recently, I have studied again the life of the man we know as John the Baptist. John was the last prophet of the old dispensation and the forerunner of the new. Jesus called him the greatest of those born of women. What an amazing statement for our lord to make about anyone! Yet, he is […]

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Who Is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? One of the most important questions in all of human history is the question: “Who is Jesus?” Answering that question correctly will determine your future and your present. Who is Jesus? One brief blog will not answer this question, but it can point us in the direction of understanding who Jesus is. Recently, […]

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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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