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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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Joseph and Biblical Manhood

One of the joys of my Christmas has been the opportunity to study the birth narrative from Matthew 1-2. Matthew wrote his gospel for Jews. You can see this as he repeatedly shows parallels of the life of Jesus with the Old Testament. Matthew wanted to show how Jesus of Nazareth was sent from God […]

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Joseph and Biblical Manhood

What can Joseph teach us about being good men? We learn what we call the “birth narrative” from Matthew 1–2 and Luke 1–2. Both of these birth narratives are filled with historical, geographical, and political truth. In addition, these Gospels are filled with teachings which are true to human nature. Each gospel takes a differing […]

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Joseph: Quiet Man or Man of God?

Joseph is often called “the forgotten man.” Sometimes, he is simply called the man in the background or the quiet man. I see something very different in Joseph. I see a man of God, one devoted to God for life. When I see Joseph, I see the man to whom God would entrust His own Son. […]

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How I Know God Works All Things for Good

I know that God works all things together for good to those who love Him. This truth is one of the great convictions of my life. Let me tell you how I know God does this. First, I know God works all things together for good because of Scripture. The apostle Paul made this abundantly […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)