Going Through The Eye Of A Needle

In 1970 I had the privilege of making my first trip to Israel. My mom and dad paid my way and I accompanied my pastor and Martha’s pastor (the man who performed our wedding ceremony and with whom I roomed). It was a great trip. I didn’t know at the time I would make four […]

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Simple Ways To Deal With Controversies

Acts 15 is the story of the Jerusalem Council, the attempt by the early church to determine how to deal with Gentiles who were ooming to faith in Christ. The question arose over the large number of Gentiles who followed Christ. For example, the Book of Acts shows Samaritans and proselyte Jews from Ethiopia (Acts […]

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What’s At Stake In Controversy?

The history of the Christian Church has often been a history of controversy. Through the years Christians have had to confront evil and false teachers who want to move the church from the message of God’s grace to a message of legalism. Acts 15 contains the story of the Jerusalem Council, a meeting necessitated by […]

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It’s Time To Pray For America

“It’s the most important election in our lifetime.” I’ve heard the four men running for president and vice-president make this statement. I’ve also heard many, many voters make the same statement. What makes this election so important? Several things stand out to me. On domestic policy, religious freedom seems to be at a crossroads. If […]

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Quotations You Can Use (September 21, 2012)

“If you see a Bible that is falling apart, it probably belongs to someone who isn’t”–Vance Havner. “A little faith will get you to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to earth”–Charles Spurgeon. “We have as much of God as we will. Christ puts the key of the treasure-chamber into our hand, and bids […]

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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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Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. — Proverbs 17:9 (NIV)