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for: ‘June, 2016’

Build A Culture Not A Program

I love sports. I particularly love college sports. I remember my first college football game. It was the Auburn-Georgia game, 1957, I think. I remember Auburn won and won the National Championship. I remember the players’ names–Nix, Lorino, Zeke. I even remember the elderly man I sat in front of. He had a cane and […]

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You Have A Race to Run

One day when Jake, my grandson, was four years old we played “The Game of Life.” Somewhere during the game he said, “Doc, what is life? How do you explain “life” to a four year old? After giving it some thought, I think I said, “Life is all the things we do – – like […]

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I Am Sold on VBS!

I am sold on VBS! Vacation Bible School begins Monday. It’s going to be a really big day – – more than 1000 kids and hundreds of volunteers. It costs a lot of money and takes a tremendous amount of effort. I am thankful for the volunteers who have made this happen. Why am I […]

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Meaning Well Is Not Enough

“There is no avoiding the fact that we live at the mercy of our ideas. This is never more true than with our ideas about God. Meaning well is not enough. Those who operate on the wrong information are likely never to know the reality of God’s presence in the decisions which shape their lives […]

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What Makes A Good Pastor?

Yesterday I had a delightful conversation with a young deacon of a church I know in another city. He was gushing about how much he appreciated his new pastor (the pastor has been at this church for 1-2 years). I could hear the deacon smiling over the phone as he spoke about how the pastor […]

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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)