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The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus

Jesus taught revolutionary ideas. Because of this, even His own disciples had to ask what His parables and teaching meant. They also seemed to be bothered that the Pharisees had been offended by the teaching of Jesus (Matthew 15:1-21). What did Jesus teach that seemed to turn everything upside down? Jesus defined religion differently from […]

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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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What the Church is Established to Do

“The church has nothing to do but to save souls. Therefore, spend and be spent in this work”–John Wesley. “It is significant that Jesus attracted sinners while the Pharisees repelled them. (What does this say about some of our churches today?). Lost sinners came to Jesus, not because He catered to them or compromised His […]

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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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So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)