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Position Wanted!

I well remember hearing my brother-in-law talking about his job. For some reason or the other, the job wasn’t going exactly the way he wanted. This is what he said, “I was looking for a position and got a job.” I laughed about it then, and I still smile when I remember that story. All […]

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Why My Grandmother Hated the Word ‘Stupid’

My grandmother hated the word “Stupid.” At least, I think she hated it. All I know is that we could never, ever call anyone stupid. She wouldn’t allow her children to use the word and her first born, my mother, would not let me use it either. You may ask, why that matters? It’s simple. […]

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What does “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me” Mean?

One of the most difficult passages of Scripture is the saying of Jesus from the cross when he cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The gospel writer Matthew recorded this penetrating and poignant question (Matthew 27:46). Though Matthew does not give the reason for this “cry of dereliction,” the context […]

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A Question for You to Ask

Both personally and collectively, there is one question we all ought to ask. That question is: “Why are we doing this?” Personally, the question goes like this: “Why am I doing this?” Let me give you some ways we need to apply this question. (Today, I want to ask this of you. Next week, I […]

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Satan is a Roaring Lion

“Our sophisticated worldview can actually hinder us in the situations we confront. We start thinking that the problem is a spouse, a child, a boss, a policy, illness, or a circumstance”–Chip Ingram. “We learn from Paul in Ephesians chapter 6:10-21 that every Christian is in a wrestling match and the problem is not ‘flesh and […]

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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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For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, — Philippians 1:29 (NIV)