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Why You Need Christ Every Day

“[The Lord is the God] who sent his Son to become God-with-us and . . . sent his Spirit to become God-within-us”–Henri Nouwen. “I have found that I experience sustained peace and joy in direct proportion to the degree that I am in love with Jesus. When the living Christ is just part of my […]

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The Power of Integrity

“There’s nothing wrong with asking to be released from a commitment. But if we can’t get free, then we have to make good on it. If we try living true to ourselves at the expense of others, it’ll cost us our relationships, our success, and ultimately everything of real and lasting value”–Michael Hyatt. “Honesty is […]

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“If You’re Right with God . . .”

“If you’re right with God, everything else is fine; if you’re not right with God, everything else is out of place. Being connected with God is the most important thing there is”–Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman. “We cannot attain the presence of God because we’re already totally in the presence of God. What’s absent […]

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How to Choose a Church

Millions of Americans choose a church every year. Most do so because they relocated to a different area, but some do so because of dissatisfaction with their current church. None of us likes the idea of “church shopping,” but we certainly have to have criteria for making a decision. Let me give you five ideas […]

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When Life Becomes Too Difficult

“We were faced with some tough decisions. Are we going to abandon our faith or apply our faith? Allow our grief to make us bitter, or allow God to use that grief to make us better? How are we going to live so that our Lord and Adam are honored by our lives while we wait to join them […]

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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)