My Goal for Easter

Last weekend I revealed my goal for Easter 2019. My prayer and hope has been that by Easter weekend 2019 we will see many people consider their relationship with Christ and will respond to God’s drawing them to Himself. You may be one of those people who is considering such a proposal. What should you […]

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The Myth of “We’ve Got to Do Something!”

You’ve probably heard it; you’ve probably even said it, “We’ve just got to do something!” I remember a church member long ago who went on a trip to look for an orchestra and choir leader for our church. When he came back to give his report, he noted how in charge the leader was. He […]

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Learning to Live Free

Last night I taught Galatians 4:21–5:1, Paul‘s allegory about Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar. Some commentators call this the most difficult passage in Galatians. First, it is hard because so few people know the Old Testament. Second, it is difficult because the allegory is often hard to follow. Paul, of course, told us the history and […]

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Attitude Trumps Everything

Attitude trumps almost everything. We saw that yesterday as we looked at attitude and IQ. In fact many studies have shown that your attitude is far superior to intellect for future success. What about the importance of attitude for Christian ministry and service for Christ? Paul made that clear to the church at Philippi, “Have […]

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Attitude or IQ?

Yesterday I read an article that asked whether attitude or IQ was most important for success in life. Most of us probably think–or fear–that the answer is intellect. We assume as the author said that the those with the greater IQ will leave the rest of us in the dust when it comes to success […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)