Yearly Archive
for: ‘2015’

Dealing with Hatred and Persecution

“These are the worst of times since the Nazi era. On the streets, you hear things like ‘the Jews should be gassed, ‘the Jews should be burned–we haven’t had that in Germany for decades . . . . And it’s not just a German phenomenon. It’s an outbreak of hatred against Jews so intense that […]

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More Good News Coming

I have more good news. On the heels of the very popular series “The Bible” by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett comes “A.D. The Bible Continues” on NBC beginning Easter Sunday April 5. How popular was “The Bible?” Well, it drew 100 million viewers and in Canada “The Bible” series even beat out hockey. I […]

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What I Wish Every Christian Knew–and Did!

As I minister in the church and in the churches, I more and more think of truths I wish every Christian knew. This is something I hope we will all do. God gives us everything we need to live the life of a Christian and serve him with power and Grace. Why is it we […]

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Is There Life Before Death?

Years ago someone told me that most people are more concerned with life before death then life after death. We are simply consumed with the present. Life becomes hard and people are trying to make it day by day. The poet William Wordsworth eloquently described how we are so involved in what’s happening right now. […]

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I Can’t Imagine Being Hopeless

Hopelessness has to be one of the worst experiences of life. Yesterday I preached from the fifth chapter of John concerning the paralyzed man at the pool of Bethesda. The Pool at Bethesda contained scores of people experiencing hopeless situations. The blind, lame, and withered away waited at the pool for some chance at hope. You can […]

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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)