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Life’s Gonna Get You Down

Life’s going to get you down. That’s a given. Even the most Godly among us experience the ups and downs of life.  Some even experience hard times because they are righteous. Take Elijah as an example. Would he have experienced difficulty if he had gone along to get along? Or, did his difficulty come because he sought to […]

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How To Walk Slowly Though The Crowds

Recently, I wrote about the necessity of keeping the church small by walking slowly through the crowds. Jesus practiced this and so should we. If you would like to read the previous post, it’s called Growing Your Church Small. The question is: How does a pastor or other church leader have the time to walk slowly […]

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Trends That Encourage Me

I am encouraged about many things, and I want to share some of these with you. I am encouraged about people who are turning to God for their problems. Our pastors get to see many people with deep problems. That is always sad, but it gives us a lift to hear people say, “I’ve realized […]

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Quotes You Can Use (January 20, 2012)

“If you don’t cross over from what-I-get to what-I-give, your church will become increasingly unsatisfactory to you”–James Macdonald. “Everything which really needs to be done in our souls can only be done by God”–C. S. Lewis. “To be a fisher of men, you must have two groups. The large circle which is filled with so many needs and the […]

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Jumping The Shark

I always did like Happy Days and the Fonz. The show became a classic and the Fonz became an icon. Then something happened that changed it forever–the Fonz jumped the shark. The show was never the same again. It had reached its peak–I would say overreached. From that point on the show slowly declined. Take […]

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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 the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)