A Word for Today

I have a friend whom I see often who started asking me months ago, “Do you have a word for today?” What he means is, “Have you read and meditated on Scripture that has blessed you this week?” He’s not asking for my opinion, he’s asking about God’s Word. For that reason, I want to […]

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How Did We Get to Having Christian Rock Stars?

Something just doesn’t feel right about where we are in Christianity right now. When and how did we get to the point of having Christian rock stars? Unfortunately, we have elevated certain people to the place of being larger than life and, in many people’s minds, larger than Christ. Instead of appreciating people who faithfully […]

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Dealing with Fear

Fear is common to human beings. Everyone experiences fear, and everyone must deal with it. If you struggle with fear, you are not alone. We don’t ordinarily think of Joshua as afraid or intimidated, but the fact that God told him not to be fearful or dismayed seems to indicate that even a great warrior […]

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Believing and Behaving

Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is the great treatise about the church. Evidence suggests that Ephesians was not simply written to one church, such as Philippians, or to an individual, as Philemon, but to the churches. Like most of Paul’s letters it contains two main sections. The first section (Ephesians 1-3) has to do with […]

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What Should A Worship Service Look Like?

If Christians care about anything, it’s our worship services. We have shown that care by our prayers but even more so by our arguments. In many respects we have acted as if we are being the one worshiped rather than God. In 1 Thessalonians 5, Paul instructed the church in Christian conduct, first toward other […]

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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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Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. — James 4:10 (NIV)