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Is Valentine’s Day a Christian Holiday?

Although there is plenty of debate, we don’t know a lot about who Saint Valentine was nor do we know how Valentine’s Day became what it is today. I did hear someone say that we can surely say that Saint Valentine was good for Saint Hallmark. Is Valentine’s Day a Christian holiday? Should it be one? […]

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The One Thing to Make Church Better

I’ve spent all of my adult life trying to make church better. After all, that should be part of a job description for a pastor. You certainly want your pastor to think this way. You want him to be praying and thinking about reaching the lost and equipping the saints to do the work of […]

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Do You Have Character?

Sometimes we wonder if we know what character looks like. At other times, we wonder if character even matters. Ted Turner famously denigrated the ten commandments a number of years ago. He decided they were outmoded in America. Maybe he was thinking about things like “Thou Shalt Not commit adultery.” With as much intellectual property […]

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Churches and Health

“Church members are much more likely to criticize rather than evangelize. I call it “the great distraction.” I wish we could have a rule in churches that you can’t say anything critically until you have shared the gospel with someone. It would be a great source of church unity”–Thom Rainer. “The person who loves their […]

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Are You Afraid?

Are you afraid? “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7). These were the words of the apostle Paul to his young protégé Timothy. Timothy obviously struggled with fearfulness and timidity. Is that what you deal with as well? As Paul […]

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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

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18 (NIV)