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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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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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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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When God is Silent

Sometimes God can seem very quiet and distant. We sometimes feel we are all alone and that God is not hearing our prayers. I speak to people often about this need. What can you do when God seems distant? I’m sure there will be detailed answers to this question in many theological discussions. I also […]

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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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