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for: ‘October, 2015’



Nice Guys Finish Last–Not!

You’ve heard the famous quote (by a well known baseball player) that “Nice guys finish last.” According to a recent report about leadership and business, it simply isn’t true. In fact, the opposite is true. Good people make good leaders. Fred Kiel, author of Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win, […]

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Four Areas to Avoid in Public Speaking

I talk a lot – – a whole lot. Most of my speaking is in public and before large groups of people. Not only do I speak a lot, I also listen to other people speak as well. Here are four areas I think you must avoid in order to be a good public speaker. […]

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Is a Selfie More Dangerous than a Shark Attack?

Last year I witnessed a shark attack. It was quite sobering, and I don’t expect to forget it anytime soon. Fortunately, the attack was not deadly and as far as I know it did not cause any permanent disfigurement. It did cause me to look and think about the seriousness of shark attacks. Would you […]

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Some Things Are Hard to Believe

We all know people who have difficulty believing certain things. For example, we see people who find it difficult to believe there is a God of the universe who created the heavens and the earth. Or, we know people who have difficulty believing the virgin birth or the resurrection of Jesus. The Apostle Paul asked […]

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Coping/Thriving: Learning to Live in Post-Christian America

Today we begin a new sermon series entitled Coping/Thriving. This series will explore how believers in the Lord Jesus Christ can live in the world but not of the world. We all know how difficult this is. It’s nothing new. Even in the days when it seemed that American culture favored or at least tolerated Christian […]

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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)