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for: ‘April, 2019’



My Responsibility to You

As followers of Christ, we have amazing blessings and responsibilities. I’m not sure that we emphasize the responsibilities as much as the blessings. I have responsibility for you, but it’s not only in my calling as a pastor. I am called as a believer to care for you and to be a blessing to you. […]

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A Lesson Learned

Yesterday, I had another lesson in why Christian fellowship is so important and why the Bible gives it such a prominent place. We see this prominent place in The Acts of the Apostles. Luke, the author, gives several summaries of what was happening in the local church. Acts 2 is representative of those summaries: “They […]

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I Love the Church

I love the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the church, I have found fellowship, encouragement, and strong leadership. Because of the church, I am a follower of Christ and a preacher of the gospel. What makes churches better? First, the church is stronger and better when we have a definite central purpose that […]

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Betrayed by Friends and Leaders

Mark 14 is the story of betrayal. Jesus Christ, the one sent from God, was rejected and betrayed by those who knew Him best and by those given the responsibility of leading the people of Israel. Notice the betrayal. First, he was betrayed by one of his own. Enemies can hurt, persecute, manipulate, and reject, […]

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Sending the Good News

I thrill to hear the stories of how the gospel is going out all over the world. Everyday around the world there is a day of Pentecost where more than 3000 people have been saved. Africa, Asia (particularly China), and South America are on fire for the gospel. Don’t you wish we could see that […]

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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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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)