Quotations You Can Use (August 3, 2012)

“God’s wrath is specifically directed against those who deliberately suppress truth for the sake of evil”–John Stott, The Message of Romans, 79. “There is no necessary correlation between how busy you are and how productive you are. Being busy isn’t the same as being productive”–Andy Stanley, Next Generation Leader, 34. “It is the drifting that is most to be […]

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The Olympic Flame

Can anything be more interesting in sports than the Olympic games? Even with all the controversy surrounding  performance enhancing drugs and blood doping, it is still interesting. There’s something special when athletes from 204 countries come together to give their best. The competition is simply outstanding. I found the opening ceremony fascinating. Normally this doesn’t […]

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Ways To Become More Active

Recently, a report on health and longevity asserted as many people will die from inactivity as smoking. You may recall that about 1000 people each day die of smoking related illnesses. Smoking, obviously, is a killer. So is inactivity. Your body needs to be active. Being active will help arthritis. This is, of course, hard […]

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Chick-fil-A Saga Intensifies

The firestorm over Dan Cathy’s remarks affirming a biblical view of marriage continued late last week when the mayors of Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco vowed to keep the company out of their cities. If you’ve been on Mars for the last week, you may have missed the headlines. Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-fil-A […]

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Understanding Where You Live

When I have the opportunity to speak with other pastors about church, I usually say you have to know where you live. For example, south Louisiana is different from most parts of the country. The particulars of leading a church are different here than other places. You have to know where you live. Today, I […]

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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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Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. — Psalm 119:165 (NIV)