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A SWOT Analysis

I am thankful for the time of celebration we have had these past few weeks. We have celebrated the dedication of our new worship center, and we have celebrated with baptism and with our students. Today we celebrate our families as we join with our country in remembering our mothers. I pray that God would […]

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The Highest Reward

“The highest reward for a faithful life is not what you get for it but what you become by it”–Warren Wiersbe. “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done”–Proverbs 19:17. “Here’s the amazing paradox: Obedience to God is seldom rewarded on this fallen […]

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Comfort Food for the Soul

Every now and then I just need some comfort food. You probably know the feeling. I start looking for hamburgers and fries or fried chicken. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen often. While I don’t get comfort food often, I desperately need food for my soul. I find that comfort in the Word of God. Let me […]

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Get Behind Me, Satan!

Jesus famously rebuked Simon Peter by saying, “Get behind me, Satan!” What did He mean by this statement? Matthew’s gospel records Simon Peter pledging that he would never let Jesus be taken by the authorities and killed (Matthew 16:21-28). Jesus immediately rebuked Peter with this statement and saying that Peter was “a hindrance to me; […]

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Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later

A number of years ago an advertisement dealing with automobile repair said, “You can pay me now or pay me later.” That’s a takeoff from a very real rule of life. Here’s  the rule. You can play now and pay later, or you can pay now and play later. If you choose to play now […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)