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If You Want to be a Leader

Many people run from leadership while other people run toward it. Some people have a healthy view of leadership while many others (whether they aspire to leadership or not) have a very unhealthy view. Here are some teachings from God’s Word about leadership. First, leadership will encounter opposition. Any person who thinks that leadership is […]

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Lessons for Leadership and Life

We all want to get things done, and we all need to be effective in doing the right things. I am convinced that God wants us to be leaders. In fact, all of us are leaders. Someone is following our leadership. This is especially true of moms and dads. Nehemiah was one of the greatest […]

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Dealing with Dangers, Toils, and Snares

You probably know the gospel hymn that says “through many dangers, toils, and snares we have already come.” Life, especially a life devoted to God’s service, will be filled with dangers, toils, and snares. That is certainly what happened to the apostle Paul almost everywhere he went. Recently, I have been studying the church at […]

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Life Has Never Been Easy

Life has never been easy, and it is certainly not easy now. We have to deal with human sin and with our enemy who goes to and fro seeking to steal, kill, and destroy. How do we deal effectively with our common problems? First, we must recognize reality. Too many people want to live in […]

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Facing Our Battles

One of life’s truths is that you can either blame the past or someone else or you can do something about the present. You can’t do both. Those people who live in the past cannot function in the present. Those who blame others cannot deal with the real issues they face. You see this problem […]

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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

Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. — John 10:7, 9-10 (NIV)