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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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How to Treat the People Around You

We see people everyday. We are always interacting with others–at church, home, work, shopping, or traveling. We are always dealing with people. How should we treat the people around us? Recently, I had a friend ask what I learned from my grandparents. I began to tell about all four of my grandparents, but I majored […]

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When Good Friends Can’t Agree

One of the most amazing passages of Scripture involves the break up of the missionary team of Paul and Barnabas. These men who had supported one another and done so much for the Kingdom of God could not agree about taking John Mark with them on their second missionary journey. Mark had deserted them on […]

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The Number One Reason Why Missionaries Leave the Field

Do you remember why most people change jobs? I wrote about that several days ago.  It’s the age-old problem of relationships.Now there has been a new study of why most missionaries leave the field. When I read the headline I immediately thought of several areas that would impact missionary service. I thought of money, family, […]

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Your Relationships Are Everything

What could be more important for your happiness than good relationships with family, friends, and church? When people retire what do they miss most? Very few people miss the stress or pressure. Even less miss the inordinate demands a job can make, but almost everyone misses the people they have worked with and gotten to […]

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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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