Quotations You Can Use (March 23, 2012)

“Any voice that promises total exemption from suffering and failure is most certainly not God’s voice. In recent years innumerable spokespeople for God have offered ways we can use God and his Bible as guarantees of health, success and wealth. The Bible is treated as a how-to book, a manual for the successful life in […]

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One Of The Funniest Things I’ve Ever Seen

Two weeks ago I traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for an important meeting. I dressed for the occasion–white shirt, suit, and tie. Not long after I entered I-12, I came on two sights that grabbed my attention. The first was normal, well, at least almost normal. Remember, I have on a suit and tie. I […]

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My Story For Remembering Names

Anyone who has known me since I first went to college knows that I do my best to know people and remember their names. Everyone is important and everyone needs to be known. I see remembering names as a way of showing God’s care–and mine–for people. I remember exactly how this became important to me. […]

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With Hope

“Without hope and without God in the world.” This was Paul’s way of describing the Gentile experience. Would he possibly describe the modern person without God in the same way? “Overflowing with hope.” That is my reading of the substance of Paul’s words to the church at Ephesus (Ephesians 2:11-22). Paul used one succinct verse […]

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Without Hope

“Without hope and without God in the world.” That’s the way the Apostle Paul summarized the Gentile world. They lived in a world of gods but really had no God. They often spoke of hope but in reality¬†lived in a world without hope. These words not only describe the Gentile world of Paul’s day but […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)