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Lessons about Church Unity

The letters of the New Testament are filled with instructions for church unity. Paul’s letters to the churches particularly target this need for the church. One of the churches which heard much about unity was the church at Philippi. Paul addressed the issue several times, but none was as riveting as his call to two women […]

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Why You Need Good Examples

The apostle Paul famously told many of the churches where he ministered to follow his example. Many modern day Christians are astounded at what Paul said. They are amazed at this command for two reasons. First, they don’t see themselves as a proper example, and they wonder if Paul could be. Second, I often hear […]

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There’s An Answer to Your Problem

We all have difficult problems that need long-term solutions. How do we get beyond the surface and truly deal with the deep problems we face? The Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Philippi about dealing with the real issues of life. Isn’t it amazing how often we obsess over the minor issues and ignore […]

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What Every Church Needs

I love the church, and I often think about what it needs. I am currently preaching through Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians. It is fascinating to see what he believed the church needed. It is also interesting to see how he emphasized the unity of the church along with church health and maturity. The wise […]

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There’s Hope

Sometimes life gets so hard that you wonder if there’s any hope. For example, after a near miss with Hurricane Nate (near miss from my point of view not from all of my friends and readers in South Mississippi), there is another system in the Atlantic. When we reflect on Las Vegas, we wonder if […]

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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

[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)