“I Don’t See Any God Up Here”

I can barely remember 1957, but I remember the stir caused when the Russians put their satellite called “Sputnik” in space. The tiny satellite frightened America and all of the free world. Communism, as led by the Russians, was outpacing us in space exploration. President Eisenhower immediately called for stronger teaching of math and science in American schools. Shortly after […]

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What Is The Unpardonable Sin?

We’ve established–by the word of Jesus as found in holy Scripture–that there is a sin which is an everlasting sin, one unto death. This sin is popularly described as “the unpardonable sin.” What does this mean and what is this sin? I assure you that this is a solemn teaching. Jesus Himself described His teaching in that […]

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Obedience and Prayer

Our faithlessness affects our fruitfulness. This is clear at every point in the Scripture. My study of the Old Testament has led me to many conclusions. Here is one that jumps out at me–God wants us to do as He leads and in the way that he directs. Our disobedience keeps us from experiencing the power of […]

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Foolish To Some; Precious To God

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). What did Paul mean when he said that the cross is foolishness to some and the power of God to others? What is the power of God […]

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Teach Us To Pray

Prayer is universally accepted as normative for Christians. Christians pray, and most non-Christians pray to some god or the other. In one of the strangest facts ever, I read somewhere that a large number of atheists pray! While Christians certainly believe in prayer, we seem to do very little praying with power. I, for one, […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)