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What to Fear and What Not to Fear

“That I’ll do something or say something that will bring some disrepute on the gospel of Christ before I go”–Billy Graham, speaking of his greatest fear. “What was most surprising to us . . . was how completely disarming he was. We were struck by his humility, the gentleness, the quiet, confident grace. He seemed […]

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The Life and Legacy of Billy Graham

Billy Graham died yesterday morning. Governor Mike Huckabee, a man with quick wit and deep faith, said that that statement was the greatest example of fake news he had ever seen. He said, “Billy Graham is more alive today than he’s ever been.“ He’s right, of course. When speaking to Martha at the death of […]

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Make the Most of Every Day

Martha and I lost a dear friend this week. Stevie (Stephanie) Hoppen passed away this week at a much too early age. We lost a wonderful friend who has been a part of our lives since our children were little. Three families met together for Halloween and Christmas, birthdays and celebrations of every kind. There […]

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When Life Becomes Too Difficult

“We were faced with some tough decisions. Are we going to abandon our faith or apply our faith? Allow our grief to make us bitter, or allow God to use that grief to make us better? How are we going to live so that our Lord and Adam are honored by our lives while we wait to join them […]

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You and Your Character

“What we see matters, but what we don’t see matters more. . . . While character is vital to our relationships with others, it is even more vital to our relationship with our omniscient Lord. The prophet said to him: ‘He who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is […]

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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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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)