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. . . And, Finally

Yesterday I wrote about why the Apostle James would encourage Christians to “consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face many trials” (James 1:2). I hope you will look at that post and consider reasons why James would call for disciples to consider their trials as “pure joy“ and why you should […]

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Moving toward the Cross

As we move toward Easter, I want to move us toward the cross. The cross of Christ is the heart of the Gospel. Because of the cross we have hope for the future. The cross brings us into right relationship with God and opens the way to God. No wonder the coming of Christ into […]

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Your Forever Family

The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is unique. It is the multi-racial, multi-cultural body founded by Christ to welcome all and to make all people new in Him. There simply is nothing like it in all of human history. Think with me about what makes the church unique. 1. Christ created the church by […]

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The Amazing Difference Jesus Makes

The story of Louie Zamperini is a remarkable story of patriotism, courage, and determination, but it’s not the end of the story. The even more amazing story is what God did in Louie Zamperini’s life through faith in Christ. Click here to see the story of Louie Zamperini’s remarkable life.  After Louie Zamperini returned to California upon his release from […]

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The Remarkable Story of Louie Zamperini

I want to thank my daughter Anna for encouraging me to read the story of Louie Zamperini. She kept telling me that she was reading another book by Laura Hillenbrand that was very good. We both read Seabiscuit by Hillenbrand a few years ago. Later, Seabiscuit was made into a delightful movie. The book Anna […]

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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)