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He Swears to His Own Hurt

When my grandfather Wallace died, I had the honor of preaching his funeral message. My mother’s father was a great man of God. He was deeply respected and appreciated by the people who knew him, particularly by his church community. For this reason, his memorial service was a time of joy and victory. I’ve never […]

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When No Decision is Good

I’m sure you have been in the kind of situation that I am going to describe. It’s a time when any decision you make will not be a perfect decision, maybe not even a good decision.There are times when you simply can’t win. In one sense, that was where Jesus was in the Garden of […]

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Who Was Simon of Cyrene?

Mark’s gospel tells us of Simon of Cyrene who was compelled to carry the cross (horizontal beam) of Jesus. Who was this man and who are Alexander and Rufus (Mark 15:21)? Simon is a common Hebrew name. This Simon of Cyrene is the man the Romans conscripted to carry the cross of Jesus. This is […]

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The Ironies of the Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus

Everyone who has been a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ for any length of time is well acquainted with the trial and crucifixion of our Lord. Jesus gave Himself freely and voluntarily to atone for our sins. While we know this wonderful fact, there are other areas that are striking in their truthfulness and […]

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Sending Hope

Last week I wrote about the opportunity we have to participate with 45,000 other Southern Baptist Churches to send missionaries, plant churches, and help in times of disaster across North America. The North American Mission Board helps in all those areas. We have the opportunity to help make a difference by giving through our annual […]

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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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But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)