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This Won’t Let You Down

A few years ago I read a very interesting article about why missionaries leave the field. When I saw the question, I immediately had ideas about why this was the case. I assumed persecution, disinterest in the gospel, or opposition from local people. None of these were correct. Most missionaries leave the field for the […]

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Castro and the Church in Cuba

Fidel Castro took control of Cuba January 1, 1959. To begin with, this looked to be a positive sign for Cuba. Castro displaced a dictator by the name of Batista. Within only a few short years, Fidel Castro’s true colors came through. He declared himself to be a communist, and his dictatorship far surpassed the […]

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You Need to Pray for This

As followers of Christ, we have a responsibility to pray for one another. Today, I want to give you two needs for which to pray. First, pray for Dr. Kent Brantly, a young physician serving in Liberia. Dr. Brantly serves with Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief organization led by Franklin Graham. Dr. Brantly is the […]

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“These Men Need Jesus”

In 1991, Ralph and Lynda Bethea and their four children lived in Kenya, serving as missionaries to the Kenyan people. They were part of a large awakening to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Kenya. I still remember reading the news accounts (you can search the Internet under “Lynda Bethea missionary in Kenya” to get […]

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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 to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)