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for: ‘March, 2017’



Praying for New Braunfels

Wednesday afternoon thirteen members of the congregation of First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, died in a terrifying automobile accident. I can’t imagine what those families, the church, or that pastor is going through. On Wednesday fourteen senior adults from the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels (near San Antonio) left a three day […]

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Did Jesus Know the Old Testament?

Many people are skeptical about Scripture. We all know we live in a questioning and skeptical age. Did Jesus know the Old Testament? Was it even complete at the time of His ministry? These are the kinds of questions which are often asked, even among Bible scholars. This Easter season provides a strong look at […]

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Christianity Really Is Different

Christianity really is different. It doesn’t take long to figure that out. It comes in many different ways and many different teachings. You can certainly see it Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Jesus told His disciples that He did not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets (the Old Testament). Nor did […]

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My God-Shaped Vacuum

Blaise Pascal was a seventeenth century French mathematician, philosopher, inventor, writer, and theologian. A child prodigy, he helped transform modern society. He is someone every Christian should know. Blaise Pascal was born in 1623 and died in 1662. He did not live to be age 40 but made a profound difference in many ways. He […]

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One of My Heroes

One of my heroes is a man named Joseph. You might know him as Joseph of Arimathea, the rich man who asked for permission to take the body of Jesus from the cross and give him a proper burial (Luke 23:44-56). What he did was almost unheard of and quite courageous. It was unheard of […]

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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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For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. — Matthew 16:25 (NIV)