Three Fallacies About Giving

Yesterday at First Baptist Church, I preached on “Ten Truths for Christian Giving.” These truths ranged from “God loves a cheerful giver” to “Giving is a matter of the heart.“ I tried to cover the gamut of the theology of giving from Scripture. I enjoyed preaching on this subject, and our people responded graciously. Of […]

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What Every Church Needs

Most of the people who read this blog are very much interested in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Most go to church and most want the church to do well. What is it that every church needs? Let me give you some ideas. First, people who pray. Almost always we look for the […]

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On Holiness and Happiness

“No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy. He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be”–A.W. Tozer. “I have a deep conviction that practical holiness and personal consecration of God […]

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Is It Worth Dying For?

I live in the New Orleans area, and we have had a high profile murder trial going on all week. The trial has to do with the murder of a college and professional football player – – Joe McKnight. I’m sure most people have an opinion about the outcome of the trial. I am not […]

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Hospitality Matters Because People Matter

Last weekend we had a “Hospitality Matters” conference for our local congregation. We emphasized hospitality because we are on the verge of opening a new worship center and a new area devoted to believers spending time with other believers – – what Christians often called “fellowship.“ We had a wonderful presenter named Mark Waltz. Mark […]

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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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Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. — 2 Corinthians 7:1 (NIV)