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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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One of My Heroes

One of my heroes is a man named Joseph. You might know him as Joseph of Arimathea, the rich man who asked for permission to take the body of Jesus from the cross and give him a proper burial (Luke 23:44-56). What he did was almost unheard of and quite courageous. It was unheard of […]

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Preparing For Holy Week–Good Friday

The events of Friday of passion week are well-known since this comprises what we usually think of as the crucifixion of Jesus. As we examine what happened on “Good Friday,” let us also ask what it is that makes it “good.” The activities of Good Friday can be found in Mark 15:1-47. Jesus’ Friday began […]

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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)