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Seven Things I Never Get Tired Of

While life is filled with hurts and tragedies, it is also filled with joys and happiness. God has given us wonderful blessings which are filled with joy. Years ago Martha and I sat down with a yellow legal pad and began to write everything for which we were thankful. The list became too long to […]

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God Changes Lives

While the Epistle to Philemon is one of the shortest books in Scripture, it is one of the most powerful. We would miss so much without Paul’s letter to the slave owner about the slave. This book shows the power of God to cause people to change and move out of their comfort zone. Notice […]

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Learning from Philemon

Paul’s Letter to Philemon is unique among all of his writings because it is a private letter addressed to an individual. While we would not assume this was Paul’s only private letter, it is the only one which has survived and been incorporated into the New Testament Canon. This letter is also a powerful demonstration […]

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Betrayed by Friends and Leaders

Mark 14 is the story of betrayal. Jesus Christ, the one sent from God, was rejected and betrayed by those who knew Him best and by those given the responsibility of leading the people of Israel. Notice the betrayal. First, he was betrayed by one of his own. Enemies can hurt, persecute, manipulate, and reject, […]

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A Verse Which Should Sober Us

Yesterday I read through the Apostle John’s first epistle. John’s purpose in writing was so that believers may know that they have eternal life. He did not want believers to “hope,” he wanted them to “know” that they have eternal life (1 John 5:13). John’s theme in his letter is love for brothers and sisters […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)