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How the Church Stands in the Midst of Opposition

The church will face opposition. Jesus made this plain. He warned His disciples about impending persecution and opposition. He knew the opposition would come, and He prepared them for the future. Jesus warned His disciples that if the world hated Him it would hate them also. He prepared them for persecution but assured them that […]

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Are You the Kind of Player God Recruits?

I went to college with a young man by the name of Mike Kolen. When I first met  him, he was a freshman linebacker on the football team. By the time he finished Auburn University he had been named All SEC two times and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins. In his Dolphins career, Mike […]

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Dealing with Hatred and Persecution

“These are the worst of times since the Nazi era. On the streets, you hear things like ‘the Jews should be gassed, ‘the Jews should be burned–we haven’t had that in Germany for decades . . . . And it’s not just a German phenomenon. It’s an outbreak of hatred against Jews so intense that […]

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LIving In Peace

Peace is at the heart of the Gospel and at the heart of human need. Jesus, of course, knew the needs of human beings and the power of the Gospel. He promised His disciples: “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. […]

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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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Verse of the Day

[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)