What to Fear and What Not to Fear

“That I’ll do something or say something that will bring some disrepute on the gospel of Christ before I go”–Billy Graham, speaking of his greatest fear. “What was most surprising to us . . . was how completely disarming he was. We were struck by his humility, the gentleness, the quiet, confident grace. He seemed […]

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What You Can Do with an Extra Ten Minutes

Yesterday I wrote about the Ten Minute Rule, meaning that you show up for meetings ten minutes early. I was asked not only why you should show up ten minutes early but also wouldn’t that be a waste of time. Here’s why it’s not a waste of time and here is what you can do […]

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The Ten Minute Rule

Recently, I had “The Ten Minute Rule” recalled to my attention. I say “recalled” because it’s not a new concept, but it is one that now has my attention. Though I knew that some people practiced the rule about being early for all meetings, this concept never got my attention. That has all changed now. […]

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Three Prayer Needs

It’s a privilege to pray. We need to pray as Jesus taught us. He taught us to pray about kingdom priorities. He modeled prayer in this way, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Heaven will be just fine but earth is a mess. I want to ask […]

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The All-Sufficient Christ

The New Testament contains at least three great proclamations of the “All-Sufficient Christ.” They are John 1:1-14, (“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God”), Hebrews 1:1-2, (“The Son is the radiance of God’s Glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by […]

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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)