The Problem of Money

“[Money is] an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven, and as a universal provider for everything except happiness”–The Wall Street Journal. “Money is also a provoker of covetousness and competition, a wonderful servant but a terrible master. The love of money is still ‘a root of all kinds […]

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How Do You “Gut Out” a House?

If you’ve watched any TV lately, you have seen the debris piled in front of houses in countless neighborhoods in Louisiana. The Louisiana Flood of 2016 is of historic proportions. Many areas of Louisiana received half of their normal yearly rainfall in a 24–36 hour period of time. It made for unprecedented flooding. Houses flooded […]

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What Happens If Your Home Floods?

What happens if your home floods? You may live somewhere that flooding seems very unlikely. If that’s the case, you may be wondering what happens in a flood. If your home or business floods from rising water (and not from a burst pipe or something similar) your home is not covered by your regular homeowner’s insurance. […]

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You Must Answer This Question

As a church of the Lord Jesus Christ, there comes a time when we must answer a basic question. Deal with this question and you start dealing with the heart of your church. Will we be the church of the elder brother or the church of the loving father? We all know the parable of […]

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A Stranger in America

Do you feel like a stranger in America? Not long ago, I heard someone say those exact words. They said it doesn’t seem like I know the country anymore. I feel like a stranger. If that’s the way you feel, the First Epistle of Peter is for you. It’s for you because Simon Peter wrote […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)