Living Our Best in the Worst of Times

We have just celebrated the 243rd anniversary of American Independence. In many ways, it seems the worst of times. When you look at the world and when you look at America, you often feel that things are just not right. You may have seen the reports out of France last week where the highest court […]

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How to Help New Believers Grow in Christ

Today I want to take a final look at Vacation Bible School by looking for ways to help new believers grow in Christ. If you’ve had a child come to faith in Christ, a great question to ask is, “How do I help them progress along the path of becoming like Christ”? God has a […]

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How Do We Relate to Outsiders?

“Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of every opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person” (Colossians 4:5-6), One of the serious issues believers should deal with is how to conduct ourselves with outsiders. […]

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The Other Way

Psalm 1 shows that there are two choices, two ways to live. The first is blessed of God. The person who seeks this way is like a tree planted along the streams of water. Its roots sink deep into the soil, and it is nourished. The person who follows this way is blessed. In all […]

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The Two Choices

You have two choices. Everyone has two choices, but it doesn’t seem so. It seems that the choices are infinite. This is world is so large and so complex that it seems that you can choose from a never ending variety. That’s not the case. In reality you get to make two and only two […]

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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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“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. — John 10:14-15 (NIV)