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When Good Friends Can’t Agree

One of the most amazing passages of Scripture involves the break up of the missionary team of Paul and Barnabas. These men who had supported one another and done so much for the Kingdom of God could not agree about taking John Mark with them on their second missionary journey. Mark had deserted them on […]

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Four Essentials for Sermons

Like almost all pastors, I am enamored with the whole idea of preaching. Preaching is God’s plan. Paul laid out the conundrum for us. It is by the foolishness of preaching that God works among us. “Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he […]

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The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus

Jesus taught revolutionary ideas. Because of this, even His own disciples had to ask what His parables and teaching meant. They also seemed to be bothered that the Pharisees had been offended by the teaching of Jesus (Matthew 15:1-21). What did Jesus teach that seemed to turn everything upside down? Jesus defined religion differently from […]

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Who Are You?

I am amazed at how the Apostle Paul dealt with controversy and false teachers. False teachers, often known as Judaizers, attacked the churches of Colossae (and presumably Hieropolis and Laodicea) with an issue about receiving the fullness of the gospel. While we don’t know much about the heretical teaching, we do know that many false […]

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Why Last Weekend Worked

Each week I write an article for the congregation of First Baptist Church which I call Lagniappe (a little something extra). This is my submission this week after we began worship in a new worship center.   I want to thank you deeply for making last weekend’s new beginning such a wonderful success. In spite […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)