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The Power of Humility

In some ways, humility makes no sense. The Romans despised humility. For them it was not a quality to be esteemed but a weakness to be despised. I’ve often said that everyone admires humility as long as it’s not them who is being humble. While the Romans and others saw humility as weakness, God shows […]

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Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones?

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” This demanding and astounding statement is found several times in Scripture. Humility comes near the very top of qualities which God desires of His people. This becomes very apparent in the way Jesus talked about pride, greatness, and humility. When the disciples asked who was greatest […]

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What’s Your Biggest Problem?

What is your greatest problem? Most of us have a pet issue, something that constantly gets in our way and can’t be overcome. What is yours? While we don’t all have the same issue, we all have basic issues that harm us, our families, and our church. Jesus talked about issues that we have to […]

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How Love Overcomes A Multitude of Wrongs

Why did Paul put such an emphasis on love, and why did he place “the love chapter” in the middle of a section about spiritual gifts? It’s important to note that Paul is not the only one who emphasized the importance of love. Peter and James called it the Royal law. They understood love as […]

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The Biggest Obstacle to Church Health

Recently, I wrote about the one thing you could do to bless your church and help it to be healthy. You can find that post by clicking here. Today, I want to write about the one thing that can create division and confusion in the church. These two–the best thing you can do and the […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)