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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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I Need to Pray

I woke early this morning recognizing I need to pray. I need to pray because of what prayer is–it is coming into the presence of the God who created me, cares for me, and desires my presence with Him. I need to pray because I need help with everything in life. Everything in life–family, work, […]

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John the Baptist and the Least in the Kingdom

I find the words which Jesus spoke about John the Baptist to be some of the most amazing words in Scripture. Here’s what Jesus said about the greatness of John the Baptist. “Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist” (Matthew 11:11a). Think of […]

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No One Greater

Occasionally we receive a compliment that seems amazing to us and far beyond anything we deserve. When I think of the greatest of compliments, I think of what Jesus said about John the Baptist: “Among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist“ (Matthew 11:11). If you would like […]

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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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Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. — Proverbs 17:9 (NIV)