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Attitude Trumps Everything

Attitude trumps almost everything. We saw that yesterday as we looked at attitude and IQ. In fact many studies have shown that your attitude is far superior to intellect for future success. What about the importance of attitude for Christian ministry and service for Christ? Paul made that clear to the church at Philippi, “Have […]

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The Best Story of the Day

Yesterday was a momentous day. Listening to the news was like riding a roller coaster. Think of all the things in the news. Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Senate, the NATO summit, President Trump’s meeting with Teresa May and coming meeting with Vladimir Putin–what a news day. According to which network you watched, you were […]

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The Problem of Money

“[Money is] an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven, and as a universal provider for everything except happiness”–The Wall Street Journal. “Money is also a provoker of covetousness and competition, a wonderful servant but a terrible master. The love of money is still ‘a root of all kinds […]

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A Different Way to Look at Christmas

Sometimes we think of Christmas as a nice story or a wonderful idea. Who wouldn’t want to have a time when families gather and children are blessed? Actually, the Christmas message is a story of sacrifice and commitment. Think of those who sacrificed for us. First, Mary gave up her reputation to be obedient to […]

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The Kind Of Giving That Pleases God

“Our offerings to God are an indication of what’s in our hearts, ‘for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also’ (Matt. 6:21). People who claim to love the Lord and His work can easily prove it with their checkbooks! Giving is a grace (2 Cor. 8:1, 6-9), and if we’ve experienced 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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)