Yearly Archive
for: ‘2015’



God Bless America

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy”–Winston Churchill. “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained. For it is the […]

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Why I Have Hope

All week we’ve been reading the disastrous consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision forcing legalization of same-sex marriages on the states. Unfortunately, we’ve seen some fairly dire predictions. Some of these may come to pass and some may not. We do know this is not good for children, families, or for a society. Yet, I […]

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A Response to Same-Sex Marriage

Reality in America has changed. The Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage is already calling into question many of the “givens” in the United States of America. Is polygamy in our future? What about underage marriage and sexual relations? Will we protect our children? What will happen to the tax exemption for churches? These are […]

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My Thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Decision

I am deeply disappointed and grieved over the Supreme Court’s decision ratifying same-sex marriage. These are my thoughts on the court’s decision. First, as an American I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court of the United States has determined to try cases in the court of public opinion. In my high school civics class, […]

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There is an Answer to our Problems

What’s the answer to our problem with sin? How do we get unstuck from a life of rebellion? How do we get rid of things in our lives that harm our families and our very lives? The Bible gives a simple, consistent answer. “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not fulfill […]

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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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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)