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The Strange Life of Simon the Magician

The first ten chapters of the Book of Acts contains two strange and tragic incidents. Ananias and Sapphira, a married couple, lied to the Holy Spirit about their gift of land for the care for the needy and died (Acts 5). Simon the Sorcerer (Acts 8) sought to use the gift of the Holy Spirit […]

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Did Jesus Care for Women?

Yesterday, some of my Bible preparation and teaching involved a series of miracles performed by Jesus early in His ministry. Two of those miracles were intertwined and occurred almost simultaneously. Though they are found in both Mark and Luke, I studied and taught from the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew’s gospel has the shortest account of […]

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What Just Happened Here?

Last week I witnessed a near altercation in a big box store parking lot. I had a hard time believing what I was seeing and a hard time understanding what took place. Martha and I were traveling out of town last Friday afternoon when we realized we needed to stop off and pick up an […]

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I Love the Church

I love the church, and I have great admiration for the church which Jesus established. My parents also loved the church and did all they could to be a blessing to the church. My love and admiration for the church is not naïve. Through the years, I have seen the church do less than what […]

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I Could Not Have Made This Any Better

“If I could have scripted today, I could not have made it any better.” Those were the words I wrote to our pastors and administrative staff Sunday afternoon about the successful launch of our new schedule. I could also say that it was better than I could hope or imagine. Thank you for helping make […]

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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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נ Nun Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. — Psalm 119:105 (NIV)