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for: ‘September, 2012’



Should I Hate My Father And My Mother?

As a child I remember being confused by the words of Jesus in Luke 14:26-27: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters–yes, even his own life–he cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot […]

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My Dreams For The Church

Recently, I have had renewed visions of what the church should be. In fact, I have spent considerable time in prayer simply seeking what God would do with His church. As pastor, of course, I bear a heavy responsibility to lead the church in God’s ways. The church is the bride of Christ. He loves […]

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Do You Choose Love Of Country Or Love Of God?

I never thought I would see this in America. American companies led by people of faith are having to decide to follow the country they love or remain faithful to the God they serve. They appanently can no longer do both. Most of this, of course, has to do with the healthcare mandate in the […]

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How God Uses Different People

Putting together a team (in a business or an organization) usually follows one of two paths. Either the team is made up of very similar people or the team is composed of people with widely varying backgrounds and gifts. God’s plan seems to be the latter. God used the church at Antioch in Syria to send […]

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Learning From Jesus

Last week I taught a Bible study from Mark 3. Like the other three gospels, Mark’s gospel is unique. For example, Mark primarily shows us what Jesus did rather than telling us what Jesus said. Interestingly, Mark does not give us Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Rather, Mark shows us that Jesus is indeed the […]

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About Waylon

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)