Yearly Archive
for: ‘2013’

Is Forgiveness A Naive Act?

Some people think of forgiveness as the act of someone weak or deluded, maybe even simple and naive. Is forgiveness naive? I think of a forgiving person as strong, determined, and fully and completely aware of the larger world. Forgiveness is being fully aware of the wrong someone has done to us and still choosing to […]

Read More

Why Forgiveness Matters To God

For several weeks I have been preaching, praying, and reading about forgiveness. It is clear from the Bible that forgiveness matters to God–both God’s forgiveness of us and our forgiveness of others. In regard to our forgiveness of others, forgiveness matters very much to God. Jesus told us that as we are merciful we receive […]

Read More

What’s Driving Our Building?

I like information. I want to know the “what” of a situation but I also want to know the “why.” Since I want the “whys” I do my best to always give you the “whys” as well. Today, I want to give you the “whys” for doubling the size of the building of First Baptist church. […]

Read More

The Power Of Forgiveness

“The ultimate proof of total forgiveness takes place when we sincerely petition the Father to let those who have hurt us off the hook–even if they have hurt not only us, but also those close to us”–R.T. Kendall, Total Forgiveness, 16. “A sincere apology is a beautiful thing”–Mark Graham. “Every one says forgiveness is a […]

Read More

Are Forgiveness And Trust Compatible?

Forgiveness seems to be such a simple concept. Forgive and forget and you’ll be fine. But is that really the case? Are there issues which defy simple answers? Trust seems to be one of those issues. How do we put trust and forgiveness together? Let’s think about what forgiveness means. Forgiveness means being aware of […]

Read More

Subscribe To Waylon’s Blog

About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

Read More

Recent Tweets

    No public Twitter messages.

Verse of the Day

[Ask, Seek, Knock] “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. — Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)