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Speak to My Heart, Lord Jesus

I love James admonition to “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” (James 4:7). I love that it is such a strong exhortation. You might ask, “What do I need to do to be closer to God?” James’ answer is to follow the Old Testament idea of “Seeking God with all […]

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There’s An Answer to Your Problem

We all have difficult problems that need long-term solutions. How do we get beyond the surface and truly deal with the deep problems we face? The Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Philippi about dealing with the real issues of life. Isn’t it amazing how often we obsess over the minor issues and ignore […]

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Making Decisions–Seeking God

Last Thursday I felt particularly burdened about many of the decisions we have as a church. These are not bad decisions we have to make. In fact, for the most part they are normal decisions churches–especially growing churches–have to make. As I moved through what became a busy day with even more decisions than I […]

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I Want To LIve Richly

We all want to live richly. Though we may define it differently, our aspirations are to live a rich life filled with meaning. God sent His Son to give us eternal life. Eternal life is a rich life filled with meaning and permanence. How do we find the life we’ve always wanted? First, desire a […]

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Quotations You Can Use (March 8, 2013)

“The more your head swells the more your sphere of influence shrinks”–Wayne Hilsden. “If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all”–Jesus, Mark 9:35. “What does a will or heart look like that has been transformed into Christlikeness? How is it to be characterized? . . .So we […]

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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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[Thanksgiving] I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— — 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (NIV)