Dealing With Procrastination

Last week I wrote about the times when we think we “must do something.“ It’s easy to get in to having  that kind of mindset. “I’ll do something even if it’s wrong.“ That kind of mindset can get us into real trouble. So can doing nothing. I sometimes find myself avoiding things because I don’t […]

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Jesus and Prayer

Jesus was a man of prayer, and He left His church to be a people of prayer. One of the many things that stand out about Jesus was His devotion in prayer. Mark noted how Jesus prayed. At the beginning (Mark 1:35), middle (Mark 6:46), and end of the Gospel (Mark 14:32), Mark showed that […]

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My Goal for Easter

Last weekend I revealed my goal for Easter 2019. My prayer and hope has been that by Easter weekend 2019 we will see many people consider their relationship with Christ and will respond to God’s drawing them to Himself. You may be one of those people who is considering such a proposal. What should you […]

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The Myth of “We’ve Got to Do Something!”

You’ve probably heard it; you’ve probably even said it, “We’ve just got to do something!” I remember a church member long ago who went on a trip to look for an orchestra and choir leader for our church. When he came back to give his report, he noted how in charge the leader was. He […]

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Learning to Live Free

Last night I taught Galatians 4:21–5:1, Paul‘s allegory about Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar. Some commentators call this the most difficult passage in Galatians. First, it is hard because so few people know the Old Testament. Second, it is difficult because the allegory is often hard to follow. Paul, of course, told us the history and […]

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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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Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:11-12 (NIV)