Yearly Archive
for: ‘2013’



Billy Graham and the Favor of God

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about Billy Graham. Late last week, Franklin Graham, Billy’s son and the head of Samaritan’s Purse, noted that his father had gotten weaker than he’s ever seen him. He also noted that something as simple as a cold could do him in. I’ve also been thinking about Billy Graham […]

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We Have Hope

“Getting Ready for Christmas.” Read Luke 1:39-66. Last year I had the wonderful privilege of participating in the Angola Revival at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana.¬†Angola is one of the largest prisons in both acreage and the number of inmates. Until a few years ago it was known as one of the most […]

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In Appreciation for Billy Graham

Day Seventeen of “Getting Ready for Christmas.” Read Luke 1:26-38. Last week Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son, reported that the 95 year old evangelist is weakening and not doing well. He stated that while Billy Graham is “not in any immediate danger, a simple cold could turn the tide.” Last Thursday Franklin Graham asked people […]

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Shock and Awe

At the beginning of the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the world was introduced to the phrase “shock and awe” by the Pentagon. As America readied to invade Iraq, the American military began a long series of air raids over Saddam Hussein’s forces. The air war prepared the way for the ground war by creating […]

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The Virtue No One Wants

Day Twelve of “Getting Ready for Christmas.” Read Philippians 2:1-11. This passage tells us as much about the profound meaning of Christmas as any other. Christ left His throne above to redeem lost human beings. He humbled Himself and died on the cross for us. Because of His humility, we should also humble ourselves as […]

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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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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)