What Makes Following Christ So Different?

What is it about the Christian faith that is so different? The answer to the question would take volumes, but the prophet Jeremiah gives us a brief understanding of the significance of faith in Christ. First, Christ gives us the ability to follow Him and keep His commands. Christ’s work in making us a new creation […]

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Are All Religions Really The Same?

Are all religions the same? It’s an assertion that we hear often. And, in a very limited sense, the assertion is correct. After all, most religions are very similar. They all have prayer, holy writings, offerings, sacrifices, and particular beliefs that are important. When you get beyond the facade, all religions are not the same. […]

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“All Religions Are Alike”

“All religions are alike.” That statement probably bothers me more than any other misguided view that I hear. It’s one thing to not like the Christian faith; it’s another to not understand it. Any enlightened critic must know that Christianity is different–way different. Jeremiah’s New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34) may do more to show the differences […]

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If You Really Want To Make Church Fun. . .

I want church to be fun! It’s one of the qualities that I have tried to emphasize over the years. I particularly want children to think of church as fun. For this reason, we do a number of events and ministries that will help children have a positive view of the church. We want them […]

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Something’s Up

Late last summer I told our pastoral staff “Something’s Up.” I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I sensed that good things were happening in our church and in our community. As we moved to the fall, we continued to see these good things and even more added to it. Now that we […]

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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 fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)