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“He Is Near”

It was that kind of night. Several children and adults from our church traveled to the home of homebound or nearly homebound people to minister to them through caroling. As I sat on the couch in the home of two wonderful Christians, the man looked at the children and spoke of God. This is what he said: […]

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Having A Christmas Of Significance

We get caught up in giving and receiving, enjoying and going, doing and planning at Christmas. What we really need is a Christmas of significance–a Christmas that truly can be remembered. What would a Christmas of significance look like? If we look at Matthew 2, we find the visit by the wise men and the […]

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Quotes You Can Use (December 9, 2011)

“There is no avoiding the fact that we live at the mercy of our ideas. This is never more true than with our ideas about God. Meaning well is not enough. Those who operate on the wrong information are likely never to know the reality of God’s presence in the decisions which shape their lives […]

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“These Men Need Jesus”

In 1991, Ralph and Lynda Bethea and their four children lived in Kenya, serving as missionaries to the Kenyan people. They were part of a large awakening to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Kenya. I still remember reading the news accounts (you can search the Internet under “Lynda Bethea missionary in Kenya” to get […]

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My Most Popular Post For November

My most read post for November strikes at the very heart of the members of the audience for It deals with the issue of being disqualified for service. My blog concerns Christian Living and Pastoral Leadership. Christians–especially Christian leaders–are concerned with being found faithful. Even Paul talked about his concern to be faithful to […]

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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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Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. — 2 Corinthians 7:1 (NIV)