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5 Quotes from Billy Graham on the Love of God

BGEAinK.C.04-56A Love Like No Other

Billy Graham said, “I am convinced the greatest act of love we can ever perform for people is to tell them about God’s love for them in Christ.”

In order to truly tell others about God’s love, we must know it for ourselves.  Do you know His great love?

Here are 5 powerful quotes from Billy Graham on God’s love–a love like no other:

Gods love did not begin at the cross quote from Billy Graham COVE

Agape Love quote by Billy Graham Cove

Gods Love is Unchangeable quote from Billy Graham -- Cove

God is sending forth His message of love...Billy Graham Quote - Cove
The love of God can be rejected quote by Billy Graham Cove

Our prayer is that you would feel the powerful love of God in your life today.  If you don’t know God, but you’d like to begin your journey to peace with Him today, click here to learn how.


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Saturday Snapshot

Last weekend on Valentine’s Day, Brandon Heath performed a beautiful concert and had a little something up his sleeve.

He had received an email request from a fan who was going to be attending his Evening at The Cove concert on February 14th.  This fan asked if Brandon could help him pull off a very special surprise for his  girlfriend during the concert.

Here’s what happened…

First, Brandon told the crowd about an email from a fan asking if he could have a dance with his girlfriend during the concert.  He called the couple up and they proceeded to dance.  Very sweet and romantic!

About to be engaged couple dancing at Brandon Heath concert Feb 14 2016

But that’s not all…

Next, he dropped on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage, and she said yes!  You should have heard the crowd!  Everyone stood up and cheered!

Engaged at Brandon Heath She Said Yes Feb 14 2016

Here is the happily, newly engaged couple with Brandon Heath.  Take a look at everyone in the background…a standing ovation.

the happy couple

Well, apparently, this young man wasn’t the only one with a surprise question for his true love.

Just before the concert this lovely couple was also engaged.  He popped the question in the prayer room!  If you’ve been in the prayer room, you know what a beautiful and inspiring place it is.

engaged in the prayer room Feb 2016

Congratulations to both couples!  We’re glad we could be part of your beautiful memory.

Friends, please join us in praying God’s blessing and favor over these soon to be married couples.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. — 1 Corinthians 13: 4-13 

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Saturday Snapshot

Technical difficulties yesterday, so our Saturday snapshot is coming to you on Sunday.

What a weekend we’ve had.  125 military couples from 17 states attended a military marriage retreat led by Dr. Gary Chapman.

We captured this sweet moment during a time of worship on Friday night.

God moved mightily in the marriages of these brave couples this weekend.   Praise Him!

military marriage hand holding Sept 2015 2 small


Honoring Love

You could cut the tension with a knife.

A couple walked into the Billy Graham Training Center last year to attend a Military Marriage Retreat. 

This retreat was a last resort for their failing marriage.

Two days later, after many hours of Bible teaching, daily devotions, much needed time in prayer, walking the trails, fellowshipping with other military couples, marital workshops and pastoral counseling, this same couple walked out hand in hand with a new committment in their heart. 

5416A committment to lay their marriage at the feet of Jesus.  To surrender and allow God to make their marriage one of strength and beauty.  They opened their hearts in order to allow Jesus to heal the hurts and grow the bond of their marriage.  A marriage devoted to God.

Marriage can be tough enough for ordinary civilian couples. But consider the unique challenges that military families are faced with. Extended separations, frequent moves, unpredictable schedules and difficulties in communicating due to distance or stressors that take place but cannot be voiced.

These military marriage retreats allow couples to focus on God in their marriage and how applying Biblical principles to their circumstances will strengthen them both as a couple and individuals.

Today, Valentine’s Day, the first of two 2014 Military Marriage Retreats will begin at The Cove. 

Please join us in prayer in lifting these 115 couples up for healing, strength, wisdom, rest and renewal.  Pray with us that each person would hear from and be touched by God in a special, meaningful, transforming way.     

Active-duty, Guard and Reserve servicemembers may attend the military marriage retreats, as well as other Cove seminars and Personal Spiritual Retreats throughout the year at no cost to them.  The program, lodging and meals are covered by generous donors who wish to bless these special people. 

There is still space in the June 27-29, 2014 Military Marriage Retreat with The 5 Love Languages author, Gary Chapman.  Click here for more information.

Agape Love…

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35










Greek word for love

A selfless, unconditional, often self-sacrificing love…

The supreme example of agape was God’s sacrifice and Jesus’ death on the cross for us…

True agape love is active

The Holy Spirit continually pours agape love out to us…

The proof of your love is how you treat others…

How can you show agape love today?