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What You Can Do With Your Grief

As a follower of Christ, what should I do with my grief? After all, I don’t want my grief to go to waste. I want my grief–even my grief–to be used for His glory. God’s Word speaks a powerful word about grief. God is the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. “He […]

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” We’ve all heard that song, and in some ways we all agree with it. It is the most wonderful time of the year–unless it isn’t. Today I have a funeral for a teenager. Nine years ago almost to the day, I had a funeral for a young […]

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How Do I Deal With Unspeakable Grief?

Recently, one of the readers of this blog wrote about a time of terrible grief in her life. Hers is what I call unspeakable grief. Over the years as a pastor I have encountered many such people. In one of my first churches, I knew a family where a woman lost her husband and both […]

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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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[A Church Divided Over Leaders] I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. — 1 Corinthians 1:10 (NIV)