Why Do I Have To Be Grateful?

Sometimes, children ask the very best questions. When we tell them that they need to be grateful, they often ask: “why?” This is a question that we all need to answer. Why do we need to be grateful? Why does the Bible emphasize thanksgiving? Why did Paul begin almost every letter to the churches with […]

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Serious Issues for Serious Christians

I truly believe that to live in Christ is not only good for the future, but it is also good right now. In Christ, we experience the blessings of God, including the fruit of the Holy Spirit—love, peace, and joy (Galatians 5:22-23).  When we live for Christ, we give ourselves the opportunity to live the […]

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How To Take Down A Church

In 2008 in Moscow, a Russian Orthodox Church building disappeared.  It’s hard to imagine, one day you have a building, one day you don’t.  The building was abandoned but with the growth of the church in Russia, the Orthodox Church was considering reopening the building.  When they sent someone to check on the condition of […]

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Will Your Money Be A Blessing or A Curse?

A blessing or a curse? That’s the question about money. It can be either one, but you get to determine which one it will be. We’ve all read the stories (or you probably know someone personally) about those folks who were “blessed”with huge sums of money but later came to understand that the money was a curse. Lottery […]

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Seven Practices to Get Your Finances Under Control

Can you really live at peace if your finances are out of control? Can you really do the things that please God if you don’t get your finances under control? Since I believe that those questions must be answered with “no,” I want to give you seven effective practices to get your finances under control. First, […]

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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)