Favorite Stories For September

People love stories. We love to tell our own stories, and we love to hear other people’s stories. Maybe that’s why the category “Stories Worth Telling” is the most popular category on my blog. In September, three particular stories seemed to grab reader’s attention. Each story had so much to do with real life–the way […]

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If You Want to be Good at Public Speaking . . .

If you want to be good at public speaking, I have three words for you. Practice, practice, practice. If you prefer, you can change the words to  Work, work, work. I prefer to think of work as your writing or outlining the speech and practice as how you get ready for the delivery. Very few people […]

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“How Do I Hear God Talking To Me?”

A pastor friend of mine told me about going to a church to preach in the pastor’s absence. At the end of the service, a young girl walked to the front and asked for help. “I want to hear God’s voice,” she said. “How do I hear God talking to me?” Answering God’s call contains […]

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The Most Important Principle for Christian Growth

What is the most important principle for Christian growth and sanctification? In order to grow, you must begin to serve. The second principle is similar. The one who teaches is the one who learns. This only makes sense. Serving means that you give what you have received. Most people simply don’t receive until they begin […]

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Blessed is the Man

Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been sentenced to death for refusing to renounce his Christian faith. Pastor Youcef, a pastor of the 400 member Church of Iran, has been imprisoned since October of 2009 in Gilan Province after protesting to authortities that his son was forced to read from the Koran at school. The latest […]

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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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To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. — Colossians 1:27-28 (NIV)