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How Do We Help the “Not Yets” Know Christ?

I call people who don’t believe the “Not Yets.” They are people who have “not yet” come in contact with a credible Christian who will invest in their life. They have “not yet” submitted to the leading of God’s Spirit. They have “not yet” experienced the kind of sorrow that would make them look at […]

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A Beginning Point for Prayer

You may be beginning to pray or you may be beginning again. Good for you. What should you do as you seek to deepen your prayer life? Let’s remember no one on earth has a precise formula for prayer. Prayer is so much more than a formula or a recitation. It is coming into the […]

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Finishing Strong and Beginning Well

I have been blessed to study and preach from the Birth Narrative of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew’s Gospel gives the events of the birth of Jesus from the point of view of Joseph while Luke gives us the point of view of Mary. What we see in Matthew’s Gospel  is an emphasis […]

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God Guides–We Obey

Matthew’s description of the birth of Jesus Christ is very much filled with the Providence (divine guidance) of God. Again and again, God directs Joseph, and Joseph unquestionably obeys. This is an amazing picture of God‘s sovereignty and human obedience. Both work together to provide for the safety of the child and His mother. Joseph’s […]

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Evil and the Birth of Christ

We live in a world of evil. We don’t even have to read news reports to understand that evil is all around and constantly with us. The birth of Jesus shows us the magnitude of that evil. Jesus was born when Herod the Great was king. He was a king like the most awful dictators […]

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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

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. — Philippians 2:14-16 (NIV)