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The Three Tense Life of Faith

Christians live in three tenses: past, present, and future. How is this possible? The three tenses are demonstrated in a number of places in Scripture. Paul’s letter to the Philippians gives us an excellent example of the three tenses. Paul wrote to the church at Philippi about living Godly lives. “Not that I have already […]

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My 1000th Blog

Today marks my 1000th blog. What an interesting time this has been. I published my first blog May 5, 2011. While I intended to begin the blog sometime in the summer of 2011, I hadn’t intended to publish when I did. The events of the day and my need to say something about them forced […]

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Does The Church Have A Future In America?

Does the church have a future in America? In light of the recent election, many people are asking about the future of the church. I have just spent two days working closely with pastors and members of Southern Baptist Churches in Louisiana. Four¬†thoughts stand out to me. All of them probably contain more good news […]

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Living In The Worst Of Times

As God’s people, it seems we always live in the worst of times. The Bible makes clear how the world will end. “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, . . .treacherous, […]

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Receiving God’s Favor

Would you like to have the favor of God over all you do? Would you like to receive His blessings and experience His mercies day by day? Asa, the king of Judah, had the wonderful experience of seeing God at work. The story of Asa’s seeking God and calling on all the people of Judah […]

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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 Predicts His Death a Third Time] Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!” — Matthew 20: 17-19 (NIV)