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Joseph and Biblical Manhood

What can Joseph teach us about being good men? We learn what we call the “birth narrative” from Matthew 1–2 and Luke 1–2. Both of these birth narratives are filled with historical, geographical, and political truth. In addition, these Gospels are filled with teachings which are true to human nature. Each gospel takes a differing […]

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The One Thing to Make Church Better

I’ve spent all of my adult life trying to make church better. After all, that should be part of a job description for a pastor. You certainly want your pastor to think this way. You want him to be praying and thinking about reaching the lost and equipping the saints to do the work of […]

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Four Things You Need to Know About Christmas

It’s amazing how significant Christmas is in our culture. Though many children may not know that Christmas is connected to Christ, they certainly know about Christmas. What do you need to know about Christmas? Here are four things everyone needs to know. First, Christmas describes real events with real people and real eternal consequences. From […]

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Christ Is Returning Soon

Christmas may seem like a strange time to talk or write about the return of Christ. At the first Christmas, people probably didn’t think it an appropriate time to talk about the coming of the Messiah. They certainly didn’t think that the birth of a child had much to do with that. In reality, Christmas […]

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Joseph: Quiet Man or Man of God?

Joseph is often called “the forgotten man.” Sometimes, he is simply called the man in the background or the quiet man. I see something very different in Joseph. I see a man of God, one devoted to God for life. When I see Joseph, I see the man to whom God would entrust His own Son. […]

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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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Verse of the Day

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)