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Why Legalism Is Dangerous

Jesus did not come to establish religion and certainly not rules; he came to establish a relationship between you and the Heavenly Father. No where is this more evident than the exchange Jesus had with Pharisees and scribes who came from Jerusalem to challenge Him (Matthew 15:1-9). The Pharisees demanded to know why the disciples […]

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When Christians Disagree

What do we do when Christians disagree? Disagreement seems to be inevitable–even for Christians. When you look at Scripture you see disagreements. The most obvious example is Paul and Barnabas disagreeing over taking John Mark on the second missionary journey (Acts 15:36-41). This was a strong disagreement that divided up the missionary enterprise. Paul talked […]

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Becoming A Man

I was very fortunate to grow up in church. My home church blessed me with affirmation, encouragement, sound doctrine, and a love for the Scripture. My parents taught me to love God and to love the church. Many things stand out in my mind about going to church. One was that we wore our best […]

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The Ridiculous News Of The Week

Is there a category for ridiculous news and ideas? Maybe that’s a niche for a new website. You would never run out of material. In America, we all know most of these ideas come out of Washington, DC, but this news comes out of Egypt. With Egypt at a time of real political and social […]

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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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[Mary’s Song] And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. — Luke 1:46-47, 49 (NIV)