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Life is a Journey

Life is often described as a journey. John Bunyan described it that way in his Pilgrim’s Progress.  In the New Testament, Luke used forty percent of the Gospel of Luke to describe Jesus’ journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. He also used the two disciples on the road to Emmaus to reveal the resurrection of Jesus. […]

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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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The Why of Christmas

The Christmas narrative found in the Gospel of Matthew is much different from the narrative in the Gospel of Luke. It’s not contradictory, but it is different. It’s as different as men and women. Luke’s gospel gives us the events of the birth of Jesus from the point of view of Mary. This tells us […]

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Did Jesus Know the Old Testament?

Many people are skeptical about Scripture. We all know we live in a questioning and skeptical age. Did Jesus know the Old Testament? Was it even complete at the time of His ministry? These are the kinds of questions which are often asked, even among Bible scholars. This Easter season provides a strong look at […]

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I Want You to Study with Me

I want to invite you to study with me. Here’s what I have in mind. Let me teach you to take biblical principles and apply them to yourself, your family, your work, and your church. This is the approach I take each Tuesday morning when a number of our men meet for breakfast, fellowship, 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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[Mary’s Song] And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. — Luke 1:46-47, 49 (NIV)