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Who Was Simon of Cyrene?

Mark’s gospel tells us of Simon of Cyrene who was compelled to carry the cross (horizontal beam) of Jesus. Who was this man and who are Alexander and Rufus (Mark 15:21)? Simon is a common Hebrew name. This Simon of Cyrene is the man the Romans conscripted to carry the cross of Jesus. This is […]

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The Ironies of the Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus

Everyone who has been a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ for any length of time is well acquainted with the trial and crucifixion of our Lord. Jesus gave Himself freely and voluntarily to atone for our sins. While we know this wonderful fact, there are other areas that are striking in their truthfulness and […]

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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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For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. — Romans 1:20 (NIV)