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Who Was Caesar Augustus?

Who was Caesar Augustus and why does he matter? While we all have a general idea about the history of the Roman Empire and we all know that Jesus was born during his reign, there is much more that we need to know about this first emperor of the Roman Empire. For someone who lived […]

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The Two Most Unlikely People

Were there ever two more unlikely people than Joseph and Mary? Is there any more improbable event  than the birth of Jesus Christ? Joseph and Mary were peasants from an obscure village in an obscure part of the world. Only the events of of the birth of Jesus Christ could have made them known by […]

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What the Angel Told Mary

Luke 1:26-38 may be one of the most exciting and significant angelic encounters ever. These verses tell of how the Angel Gabriel foretold the birth of Jesus. What did he tell her? First, he called her “highly favored” and said that the Lord was with her. This troubled Mary, as well it should. After all, she was […]

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God Guides–We Obey

Matthew’s description of the birth of Jesus Christ is very much filled with the Providence (divine guidance) of God. Again and again, God directs Joseph, and Joseph unquestionably obeys. This is an amazing picture of God‘s sovereignty and human obedience. Both work together to provide for the safety of the child and His mother. Joseph’s […]

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What Joseph Can Teach Us About Manhood

I don’t have to remind you that we are living in very difficult times. Right now, we are dealing with an immorality which is creating division in the country and casting a pall of anger and distrust in our lives. The “#Metoo” movement has opened a door that we all hope will bring us to […]

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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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