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for: ‘June, 2015’

Pursuing God

“You can do more than pray after you have prayed; but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed”–A.J. Gordon. “God does nothing except in response to believing prayer”–John Wesley. “God shapes the world by prayer. . . . Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God […]

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How Real Is Your Faith?

The Letter of James describes a very practical faith. It has to do with money, worry, trials and troubles, how we speak to one another, and how we treat less fortunate people. James tells us as much as any where in the Bible how to live out a practical faith – – the kind of […]

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Are You Spiritually Fit?

Can you be described as a Godly person? I can’t imagine any believer not wanting to be described as Godly. Recently, I’ve been exploring and studying Godliness. Two authors who have helped me are John Kincaid and Jerry Bridges. Jerry Bridges’ book emphasizes practicing Godliness. This only makes sense. After all, every gift has to […]

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Have You Been Disrespected?

R E S P E C T. Arethea Franklin sang it beautifully. We all want respect. Recently I read a news article saying that most of the murders in the inner city of Birmingham, Alabama, were over a perceived lack of respect. Birmingham, like most cities, has a serious problem with homicides. Maybe you, like […]

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The Heart of Worship

Christians spend a huge amount of time obsessing over worship. Think of the questions we ask and subjects we worry about. Do we read from the right translation of Scripture? Do we sing the right songs? For years Christians have gone through the worship wars. I think we need to be thinking about different things. […]

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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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Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. — John 14:6 (NIV)