Failing Forward

“I believe in the sun even when its not shining. I believe in love even when I don’t feel it. I believe in God even when he is silent”–lines scratched into a wall at Auschwitz.

“Success is never final, failure is never fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”–Winston Churchill.

“1) I am thankful that he never robbed me before. 2) I am thankful that although he took my wallet, he did not take my life. 3) Although he took all I had, it was not much. And 4), I am glad that it was I who was robbed, not I who did the robbing”–Matthew Henry, after having been robbed of his wallet.

“The important thing is not that we are vindicated before our enemies but that we become more like God in our character (Luke 6:35). This is the greatest reward anyone can receive, far greater than riches, food, laughter, or popularity (Luke 6:24-26). These will one day vanish, but character will last for eternity”–Warren Wiersbe.

“If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?”–Mark 8:34-36.

“God does not give us overcoming life: he gives us life as we overcome”–Oswald Chambers.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation–whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life –of whom shall I be afraid?”–Psalm 27:1.

“Life is built on character, and character is built on decisions. But decisions are based on values, and values must be accepted by faith”–Warren Wiersbe.

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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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Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. — James 4:10 (NIV)