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for: ‘August, 2019’



Mama

My sweet mother went to be with the Lord yesterday (August 17, 2019) at about 6:45 AM. She had just gotten out of bed and gently quit breathing. My brother Vance and I were blessed to have such a wonderful mother. She was gentle, tender, and strong. She was a great encourager. We were blessed […]

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My Favorite Bible Personalities

Do you have a favorite Bible personality? In some ways, it is hard to think of a favorite personality in the Bible. Is that really the right thing to do? Should you have favorites? It’s also hard because we don’t “see” or “hear” anyone. We only get to read about them. For me, it’s really […]

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A Word for Today

I have a friend whom I see often who started asking me months ago, “Do you have a word for today?” What he means is, “Have you read and meditated on Scripture that has blessed you this week?” He’s not asking for my opinion, he’s asking about God’s Word. For that reason, I want to […]

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How Did We Get to Having Christian Rock Stars?

Something just doesn’t feel right about where we are in Christianity right now. When and how did we get to the point of having Christian rock stars? Unfortunately, we have elevated certain people to the place of being larger than life and, in many people’s minds, larger than Christ. Instead of appreciating people who faithfully […]

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Dealing with Fear

Fear is common to human beings. Everyone experiences fear, and everyone must deal with it. If you struggle with fear, you are not alone. We don’t ordinarily think of Joshua as afraid or intimidated, but the fact that God told him not to be fearful or dismayed seems to indicate that even a great warrior […]

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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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Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. — 1 John 5:12 (NIV)