You Can’t Live Without It

Prayer is absolutely essential to the life of the follower of Christ. Paul made that very clear when he spoke of the Christian’s armor. “Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that […]

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The Last Words to the Church

What would be your last words to the church? What would you say to prepare the church for an uncertain future? Paul’s last words to the church at Ephesus prepared them for the difficult days which he and the church would experience. We know that Paul wrote to Ephesus, but we also have evidence that […]

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Our God is an Awesome God

“Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you–majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?”–Exodus 15:11. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in […]

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How to Do More and Have Less Stress

Yesterday, I had lunch with a number of fellow pastors. The subject of the meeting went something like this. How to do more with less stress. That subject was made for pastors, but it was also made for anyone in the human race. In a day in which our technology was supposed to make us […]

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How to Be a Better Church Member

I love the church. I love the church where I serve, and I love the people of God. When I am away from the church where I serve I enjoy worshiping with my brothers and sisters whom I have never met. We are one because of Jesus Christ. Since almost everyone who reads this blog […]

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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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Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. — 2 Corinthians 7:1 (NIV)