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for: ‘October, 2018’



Do You Have Eyes to See?

Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear? Jesus spoke about the blessing of those who have ears to hear. He gave several examples of having eyes to see. One of those examples occurs in Matthew 20. In this chapter, Jesus told His followers for the third time that the Son of Man […]

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Whose Sin is More Serious?

In my study of the Epistle of James, I have noticed a number of emphases which are repeated over and over. One of those emphases is the restoration of those who have wandered from the truth. James had a vital concern that followers of Christ should be doers of the Word of God and examples […]

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A Tragedy in the Church

Yesterday I did something I don’t ever remember doing before. I asked people to raise their hands if they knew someone who once was faithful to God and His church but had become alienated from the church. Even I was amazed at how many hands went up. Restoration is obviously an important and vital subject […]

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Governing the Church

Churches are governed in many different ways. While I don’t consider that others govern their churches wrongly, I certainly am thankful for the way our church is led and directed. We are a free church, and we are congregationally governed. This means that the authority is derived from the congregation. In practical terms it means […]

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Good Decisions Come From Above

There is a so-called wisdom that comes from ourselves alone. The Bible is clear that that wisdom is “earthly, unspiritual, and devilish.” This wisdom comes from “bitter jealousy and selfish ambition.” It results in “disorder and every vile practice” (James 3:14-16). While all wisdom apart from God cannot and should not be described in this […]

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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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[Mary’s Song] And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. — Luke 1:46-47, 49 (NIV)