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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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What the Psalms Tell Us about God

I have come to appreciate the Psalms. They are the praises of the Hebrew people and Christians through the ages. They are that and much more. One of the things I particularly appreciate about the Psalms is how they reveal the character of God. The revelation of God’s character is one of the major contributions […]

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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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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. — Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)