Would You Do What Felix Baumgartner Did?

Do you think Felix Baumgartner is an idiot or a cool dude for doing what he did? I tend to side with the cool dude theory, but I don’t want to do what he did. Saturday, the Austrian skydiver made the longest parachute jump ever and lived to tell about it. Baumgartner jumped more than 24 […]

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Courage That Counts

For years, this has been my definition of courage: Courage is doing right even when you are afraid. With that definition, Paul and Silas were men of exemplary courage. They carried the gospel to Europe in the midst of almost every kind of persecution. Acts 16 and 17 describes the first missionary thrust into the […]

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Taking A City By Storm

Paul and Silas show us how to reach cities for Christ. Their work in Thessalonica made an eternal difference in the worst of circumstances. Acts 17 tells us what happened after the missionaries left the bitter-sweet experience at Philippi. Paul and Silas experienced a terrible beating in Philippi but saw God work both in prison and […]

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Living In Uncertain Times

You and I live in uncertain times. Amazingly, that often seems to be the most certain experience we have. Think with me about all the areas we struggle with. Will we have a nuclear Iran? Will our country deal with it adequately or hope it goes away? What about our economic situation? Health care? The […]

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Quotations You Can Use (October 12, 2012)

“Unless we teach the next generation the truth about the Lord, they will turn away and start following the world”–Warren Wiersbe,  Be Strong: Putting God’s Power to Work in Your Life, 66. “God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it”–Daniel Webster. “Without religion there can be […]

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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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Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ — Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)