‘Pastoral Leadership’

Hurting People Hurt People

Hurting people hurt people. As you watch people, you begin to notice a pattern. One of those patterns is that people hurt people. You and I have watched this through the years. We’ve seen it in our lives, and we’ve seen it in other people’s lives. People hurt people. They do it by their words, […]

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Pursuing God

“You can do more than pray after you have prayed; but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed”–A.J. Gordon. “God does nothing except in response to believing prayer”–John Wesley. “God shapes the world by prayer. . . . Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God […]

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What Sin Does To Us

“We like to pretend God doesn’t see our sins. . . . The demons give us our desires, then help us hide them. We think since we haven’t been caught yet, we must have made a clean getaway. The demons are very patient. When our accumulated sins cause the greatest devastation–to us, our loved ones and our testimony for […]

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A Matter of the Heart

“The heart of every problem is the problem of the heart, and only God’s Spirit and God’s Word can change and control the heart”–Warren Wiersbe. “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?”–Jeremiah 17:9, NLT. [Godly character] calls “us to deny ourselves, to […]

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Our Need for a New Awakening

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, this many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)