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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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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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George Beverly Shea–The Blessing Of Godly Living

Earlier this month, I visited the Louisiana State Prison in Angola, Louisiana, where I had the privilege of preaching the gospel at the Main Camp. Along with a wonderful experience of worship and fellowship, I saw the organ which George Beverly Shea played throughout his life. He gave it on his 100th birthday to the […]

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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 I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)