The Most Important Question for Tough Times

I have a friend who’s having a hard time letting go. Actually, I have a number of friends who are in that situation. It is a very tough situation to be in. It’s tough because until you deal with the past, it’s almost impossible to deal with the present. My friend simply can’t deal with […]

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Why Do I Have To Be Grateful?

Sometimes, children ask the very best questions. When we tell them that they need to be grateful, they often ask: “why?” This is a question that we all need to answer. Why do we need to be grateful? Why does the Bible emphasize thanksgiving? Why did Paul begin almost every letter to the churches with […]

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Serious Issues for Serious Christians

I truly believe that to live in Christ is not only good for the future, but it is also good right now. In Christ, we experience the blessings of God, including the fruit of the Holy Spirit—love, peace, and joy (Galatians 5:22-23).  When we live for Christ, we give ourselves the opportunity to live the […]

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How To Take Down A Church

In 2008 in Moscow, a Russian Orthodox Church building disappeared.  It’s hard to imagine, one day you have a building, one day you don’t.  The building was abandoned but with the growth of the church in Russia, the Orthodox Church was considering reopening the building.  When they sent someone to check on the condition of […]

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Will Your Money Be A Blessing or A Curse?

A blessing or a curse? That’s the question about money. It can be either one, but you get to determine which one it will be. We’ve all read the stories (or you probably know someone personally) about those folks who were “blessed”with huge sums of money but later came to understand that the money was a curse. Lottery […]

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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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Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. — James 1:21 (NIV)