Quotations You Can Use (March 30, 2012)

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle”–Benjamin Franklin. In the cross of Christ which brings our justification, “The whole tenor of our life has changed. Everything is different now, because we ourselves are different. . . .No Christian who has grasped these truths could ever seriously contemplate reverting to the old […]

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The Kind of Introduction You Never Forget

Years ago, I made one of my most memorable pastoral visits ever. Actually, maybe it wasn’t so memorable. I have no idea who I visited or what we talked about, but I definitely remember how the evening began. I visited a couple with young children, or at least with one little child. It was a […]

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The Atheists’ Rally

We were amazed a couple of weeks ago when billboards started showing up with messages celebrating godlessness. My initial reaction questioned why anyone would celebrate godlessness. After all, what do they have to celebrate? Being lost? Alone and without hope? Anger? Agitation? They actually did get together in what organizers called “the largest gathering of […]

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“Not I But Christ”

Paul showed us the heart of the Christian life. We live because Christ lives in us. We can live differently because He lives in us and because we no longer live. In the words of the King James Version, real life is possible because it is Not I but Christ. Paul famously expressed it this […]

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Not Christ But I

One way to sum up the Christian faith is with Paul’s words: “Not I but Christ” (Galatians 2:20). He knew the life he lived came by faith in the Son of God. How tragic that we turn this around and make it: “Not Christ but I.” It is doubly sad because Paul’s words were written in […]

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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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So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)