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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We Choose To Because It Is Hard

Over the Mardi Gras break part of our larger family visited Florida. One of their stops was Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. They enjoyed an unusual tour of the giant building that we all see when a rocket or the space shuttle is launched. The grandsons had multiple stories to tell about the […]

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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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[Mary’s Song] And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. — Luke 1:46-47, 49 (NIV)