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What Jesus Meant by Becoming “Fishers of Men”

“And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19, KJV). Many people react negatively to this passage of Scripture. They somehow see some malevolent intent in the words of Jesus, As if Jesus means to “hook” or “trap” or something worse. But Jesus never manipulated or trapped […]

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The Importance of Leadership

John Maxwell has famously stated: “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” That may be true in the business world, politics, or sports, is it also true in matters of faith. As I prepared to preach from Acts 1, I became aware of the importance of leadership. After all, what did Jesus do? According to Luke’s […]

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Three Strong Facts about the Resurrection

Christians worldwide celebrated the resurrection of Christ yesterday. Of course, this is not unusual. We do the same each first day of the week. As we think about the resurrection week by week, I see three essential and strong facts about the resurrection of Christ. This, of course, matters because the resurrection of Christ is […]

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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 there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. — 1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NIV)