What Value Is the Law?

As Christians, we often ask the question that was asked of Paul, “What then the law?“ (Galatians 3:19,20). Why did God give the law and how does it fit in His plan for our salvation? Tomorrow we will try to specifically answer this question. For today, we will look at why the question was asked. […]

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How Should We Treat Others?

If we ask our brothers and sisters in Christ how we should treat other people, I believe you would get three really good answers. First, we should love others as we love ourselves. This is, of course, exactly what God says in Scripture (Leviticus 19:18) and what Jesus told us to do. This law of […]

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Four Opportunities for You and Christ’s Church

I write “Lagniappe” to give you a little something extra every week. Sometimes I write about what’s happening soon or how the church is doing. Today I want to write about opportunities you and I can take to be a blessing to others. Here are my four things. First, be intentional about looking for opportunities […]

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Christmas in Galatia

When the Apostle Paul talked about the “fullness of time” (Galatians 4:4), he was giving the earliest written account of the birth of Christ. Galatians is one of the first books of the New Testament, having been written by Paul in approximately AD 49. The writing occurred shortly before the Jerusalem Council of AD 50 […]

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What is “The Fullness of Time?”

One of the most important passages of Scripture contains these words, “But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons” (Galatians 4:4-5). Other translations call this “the fullness of […]

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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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Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)