It’s No Secret

One of my favorite stories is about secrets. A young boy tried and tried to zip his jacket but couldn’t do so. Finally, his grandmother waited as long as she could and then took charge. She said, “Here, let me show you the secret.” She grabbed both sides of the zipper, lined them up, and […]

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Is It Easier to Believe in God or in UFOs?

Is it easier to believe in God or in UFOs? I suppose this sounds like a joke or a trick question, maybe even a riddle, but it’s not. Who knew they study this kind of stuff? Over the last several years some prestigious institutions have learned that people who don’t believe in God are very […]

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There Is Nothing Like the Cross of Christ

“There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below”–Charles Haddon Spurgeon. “As we work, God works. When we give God our best, he gives us his best. The more we surrender ourselves to him, the more we position ourselves to be used by him”–Jim Denison. “I have been crucified with Christ and […]

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What If You Don’t Live “Happily Ever After?”

Recently, I wrote about “Once Upon A Time” and living “happily ever after.” The whole point was to make us conscious of God’s desire to bless us and for us to live obediently to Him. We can’t expect God’s blessings without following His plan for how the world works. It’s not luck or our effort or […]

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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)