What does “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me” Mean?

One of the most difficult passages of Scripture is the saying of Jesus from the cross when he cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The gospel writer Matthew recorded this penetrating and poignant question (Matthew 27:46). Though Matthew does not give the reason for this “cry of dereliction,” the context […]

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A Question for You to Ask

Both personally and collectively, there is one question we all ought to ask. That question is: “Why are we doing this?” Personally, the question goes like this: “Why am I doing this?” Let me give you some ways we need to apply this question. (Today, I want to ask this of you. Next week, I […]

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Satan is a Roaring Lion

“Our sophisticated worldview can actually hinder us in the situations we confront. We start thinking that the problem is a spouse, a child, a boss, a policy, illness, or a circumstance”–Chip Ingram. “We learn from Paul in Ephesians chapter 6:10-21 that every Christian is in a wrestling match and the problem is not ‘flesh and […]

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Why I Write

I am often asked why I write a blog. After all, it’s not part of my job description. I certainly would have a lot more time if I didn’t do this, but I really feel led of God to do so. Here are three quick reasons why I write: First, I laughingly say I need […]

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Gracious Under Fire

It’s not easy being gracious under fire, when you’re caught off guard, or when something happens that you never expected. That happened Sunday night at the Oscars. You probably know the story by now. Somehow the envelopes for the best picture award – – the finale at the end of the night – – were […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)