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What Are Extraordinary Miracles?

What are “extraordinary miracles?“ For me, Acts 19:11-20 is one of the most fascinating passages in all of Scripture. What makes it so fascinating is Luke’s description of “extraordinary miracles“ that occurred during Paul’s Ephesian ministry. Ephesus was one of the major cities of the Mediterranean world. While Athens could be called the center of learning and […]

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You Are Essential for the Gospel Mission

As I prepared to teach about Paul’s trip to Corinth on his second missionary journey (Acts 18:1-11), I saw something I had never seen before–Paul didn’t reach Corinth by himself. In fact, I came to the conclusion that Paul could not have done this by himself. He needed a number of people and churches to […]

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Greatest Fruit; Greatest Opposition

Where you have the greatest fruit you will also have the greatest opposition. This statement has been shown to be true around the world throughout the ages. It was true in the past. It will also be true until our Lord returns. You can certainly see this in Paul’s ministry in Corinth (Acts 18:1-16). Corinth […]

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Why We Must Have a Barnabas

Recently, I have been teaching through the Acts of the Apostles, and it has been fascinating and enlightening for me. I learned years ago that “the one teaches is the one who learns.” If you want to learn, find a group or an individual with whom you can share your insight, understanding, and preparation. Here […]

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What Does “Praying Without Ceasing” Mean?

What does it mean to pray without ceasing? The Apostle Paul counseled the church at Thessalonica to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). I’ve met very few Christians who are completely satisfied with their prayer lives. We all know we need to pray. We all know we need to pray without ceasing, but what does […]

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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)