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for: ‘June, 2016’



Why we are Baptist

If I’ve ever preached on why we are Baptists, it has certainly been a long time. Doesn’t it seem reasonable to preach about what makes us unique and distinctive? I would think that any group – – no matter how large or how small– – should know why they exist and what they have been […]

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It’s Easy to be Discouraged

We all know discouragement is easy and optimism is difficult, but as Jim Denison says, “It’s always too soon to give up on God.” If the future of the world is up to me, we’re in trouble; if the future of the world is in God’s hands, we are in wonderful shape! Beginning today and […]

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Should We Be Discouraged or Encouraged?

“When it seems that good is outnumbered by evil, it’s not. When it seems that God is absent, he isn’t. You may not see him in the room, but that fact makes him no less present. When Syrian armies surrounded Elisha, the prophet assured his servant, ‘Do not be afraid, for those who are with […]

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Do You Have Enough Time?

I’m always amazed at what I have heard from many retired men: “I don’t know how I ever worked. I’m too busy.” I have heard that enough times to believe that it’s really true. We all struggle with having enough time. In the Bible you find two kinds of time. The first is the time […]

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Keep Your Eye on the Prize

You may remember a couple of Olympics ago a runner running a race who couldn’t resist looking around to see if anyone was catching him. His problem was that while he looked to his left his competitor passed him on the right. He lost the race. The person running a race must strictly discipline himself […]

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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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Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. — John 10:7, 9-10 (NIV)