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for: ‘2015’



Christmas and the New Year

Everybody loves Christmas. At least, I know I do. Though our lives have changed as we’ve moved from children to grandchildren and now an empty nest, I still get very excited about Christmas. I hope you do as well, and I pray God will bless you with a meaningful Christmas time. Let me remind you […]

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Dealing with Your Thorn in the Flesh

“God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering”–Augustine. “God will mend a broken heart if you give him all the pieces”–Aesop. “Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited. I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.Three times I pleaded with the […]

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Who Is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? One of the most important questions in all of human history is the question: “Who is Jesus?” Answering that question correctly will determine your future and your present. Who is Jesus? One brief blog will not answer this question, but it can point us in the direction of understanding who Jesus is. Recently, […]

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Why I Believe the Message of Christmas

We live in a day in which many people question the Bible. Actually, we live in a day in which people question everything. I well remember Neil Armstrong’s famous words when he stepped foot on the moon: “one small step for man; one huge step for mankind.” Many people who saw that on television still […]

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How Far Can You Run?

Recently I read about a half marathon race run in Bangkok, Thailand. You may know that the distance of a half marathon is 13.1 miles. While it’s not nearly the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles), I still have a hard time getting my mind around running thirteen miles. What made this half marathon in […]

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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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He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? — Romans 8:32 (NIV)