Christians and Hollywood

Martha and I have rekindled our interest in movies. Early in life we both went to the movies. I remember seeing the original Ben Hur with its electrifying chariot race. As we dated we often went to a Sunday afternoon movie. But then something happened. Christians deserted Hollywood in the 1960’s and movies become darker […]

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You Can’t Live Without It

Prayer is absolutely essential to the life of the follower of Christ. Paul made that very clear when he spoke of the Christian’s armor. “Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that […]

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The Last Words to the Church

What would be your last words to the church? What would you say to prepare the church for an uncertain future? Paul’s last words to the church at Ephesus prepared them for the difficult days which he and the church would experience. We know that Paul wrote to Ephesus, but we also have evidence that […]

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Our God is an Awesome God

“Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you–majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?”–Exodus 15:11. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in […]

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How to Do More and Have Less Stress

Yesterday, I had lunch with a number of fellow pastors. The subject of the meeting went something like this. How to do more with less stress. That subject was made for pastors, but it was also made for anyone in the human race. In a day in which our technology was supposed to make us […]

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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 desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” — Psalm 40:8 (NIV)