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A Final Look at How You Can Help Your Church

Since Easter I have been preaching a series of sermons concerning “The Future of the Church.” This series has been helpful for me to solidify my thinking about the church. I think it has helped my people to think seriously about who we are and what God has called us to do. I want to […]

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The Worst Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Life becomes exceedingly hard. You and I know that life is filled with disappointing, frustrating, and anxious moments. Some of those times are simply overwhelming. When those times come, there are things you can do to help and things you can do to make your experience worse. Today I want to write about “The Worst […]

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What Should A Church Be Like?

Sometimes when people come to a church for the first time they have preconceived notions that don’t have much to do with reality. They think church is going to be very different from what it really is. What should a church be like? The Apostle Peter gives us a fairly good idea of God’s plan […]

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Four Encouraging Trends for the Church

I’m a pastor, and I give almost all of my attention to my local church. I don’t survey all churches, and I certainly don’t know where they are going. But as a pastor, I sense four encouraging trends for the church. First, I see a renewed desire to know the Word of God. This is […]

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No Church is Perfect

No church is perfect. We all know that every church has flaws, and that each church is in need of growth, repentance, and healing. At the same time that we know no church is perfect, we also know that every church can change. How does that take place? I would like to give three ways […]

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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 whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. — Matthew 16:25 (NIV)