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Women and the Crucifixion

Women played a vital part in the message of Jesus and His sacrifice for the sins of the world. Women were the last at the cross and the first to witness the empty tomb and the band of angels who questioned why the women were seeking the living among the dead. A close look at […]

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One of My Heroes

One of my heroes is a man named Joseph. You might know him as Joseph of Arimathea, the rich man who asked for permission to take the body of Jesus from the cross and give him a proper burial (Luke 23:44-56). What he did was almost unheard of and quite courageous. It was unheard of […]

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Three Amazing Statements from the Cross

Jesus uttered seven recorded statements from the cross. Those statements are found across the four Gospels. Each statement is filled with meaning and significance, but three of these are astounding in nature. Please look with me at the statements and their significance. First, Jesus cried out the words of Psalm 22:1, “My God, my God, […]

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What does “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me” Mean?

One of the most difficult passages of Scripture is the saying of Jesus from the cross when he cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The gospel writer Matthew recorded this penetrating and poignant question (Matthew 27:46). Though Matthew does not give the reason for this “cry of dereliction,” the context […]

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Why Church Matters

I know church matters, but sometimes I know it more than others. Just such an occasion happened yesterday. Martha and I have taken several days vacation. It’s a perfect time of the year in Louisiana – – beautiful weather and the middle of Mardi Gras season. Sometimes it feels that as many people leave Louisiana […]

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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 Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)