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No Church is Perfect

No church is perfect. We all know that every church has flaws, and that each church is in need of growth, repentance, and healing. At the same time that we know no church is perfect, we also know that every church can change. How does that take place? I would like to give three ways […]

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Have You Seen Our Sign?

Have you seen our sign? Not the one outside but the one inside. It’s above the door that leads to the church offices. This is what it says: Are We Ready? 112 days to September 10, 2017. September 10th is the Sunday after Labor Day. It’s also the day when we begin a new schedule […]

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Why Faith Matters

“Nothing worth proving can be proven”–Alfred Lord Tennyson. “We walk by faith, not by sight”–2 Corinthians 5:7. “While we live in the present, it is hard to envision eternity. But one day soon, eternity will be all there is and we will be forever grateful that we chose faith”–Jim Denison. “Without faith, it is impossible […]

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The Spirit and His Fruit

Jesus strongly encouraged His followers to check the spiritual fruit of those who seek to lead in spiritual matters. He counseled the disciples to beware of sheep in wolves clothing. He knew that the good or bad fruit of those wolves would reveal who they really were. While we are not judges, we are good […]

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Are You Bearing Spiritual Fruit?

The Bible often talks about bearing spiritual fruit. Jesus spoke of it prominently. If this subject mattered to Jesus, it should matter to us. Are you bearing spiritual fruit? Is your life and activity profitable for the Kingdom of God? When I consider the subject of bearing spiritual fruit, these truths come immediately to mind. Jesus used […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)