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What Should I Do With Wisdom?

Throughout Scripture, wisdom is magnified and encouraged. Psalms, Proverbs, the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), and James are all examples of wisdom literature. God obviously wants us to hear wisdom and live by it. What should I do with wisdom? First, seek it with all your heart. God wants to give it to you. […]

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. . . And, Finally

Yesterday I wrote about why the Apostle James would encourage Christians to “consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face many trials” (James 1:2). I hope you will look at that post and consider reasons why James would call for disciples to consider their trials as “pure joy“ and why you should […]

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Can You Live Unplugged?

From 6 PM Monday until Tuesday noon I alternated intense feelings. I went from panic to ecstasy and relaxation. I was amazed at the alternating deep emotions. All these emotions were caused by the same event. My cell phone had been either lost or stolen. I didn’t know which one. As I tried to piece […]

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Keep Your Eye on the Prize

You may remember a couple of Olympics ago a runner running a race who couldn’t resist looking around to see if anyone was catching him. His problem was that while he looked to his left his competitor passed him on the right. He lost the race. The person running a race must strictly discipline himself […]

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We Have A Problem

We all have a problem, and everyone knows what it is. How do we remain faithful to Christ? How do we stay strong in our relationship with Him? You may be one of those people who seems to run hot and cold about your faith. You’re either very much involved or not involved at all. […]

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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)