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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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The Gospel Conversations of Saul of Tarsus

Yesterday we looked at the possibility of scattering seed and helping people know Christ by having gospel conversations. You can look at that idea by clicking here. New testament scholars point to the fact that the Apostle Paul received Christ on the road to Damascus after having experienced a number of conversations and events that […]

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Will You Be A Guide?

Last night I taught the exciting events in the life of Philip the Evangelist. We know Philip as the evangelist because he is described in that way in Acts 21:8-9. He lived in Caesarea (on the Mediterranean coast) and  had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. He, no doubt, became known as “The Evangelist” because of […]

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People Of Whom The World Is Not Worthy

Sometimes we simply do not appreciate people the way we should. For example, widows and widowers will tell me they didn’t realize how much their deceased spouse did around the house or helping to keep up the property. They also mention how they simply miss the little things of life. It seems to be a […]

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The Greatest Christian You Can’t Name

In the New Testament, there are two words for “crown.” The first is diadema, from which we get the word “diadem.” This word means a royal crown. The second word for “crown” is the word stephanos, from which we get the name “Stephen.” This word describes a victor’s crown. Warren Wiersbe said that “You can […]

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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)