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Little Things That Make Me Smile

Martha often tells me, “It doesn’t take much to make you happy.” Sometimes I don’t know how to take that. Today, I want to write about a number of things that make me happy and when I think of them, I smile. As I write this, I’ve just walked through the Connection Center at First […]

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Learning to Serve Like Jesus

Jesus made it very clear that His coming into the world was unlike anyone else on earth. He came not to be served but to serve. He left that legacy to all those who would follow Him. How is it that we serve as He did? First, we recognize that our will must come under […]

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Position Wanted!

I well remember hearing my brother-in-law talking about his job. For some reason or the other, the job wasn’t going exactly the way he wanted. This is what he said, “I was looking for a position and got a job.” I laughed about it then, and I still smile when I remember that story. All […]

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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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Three Things I Wish Every Church Member Knew

God called me to preach at age seventeen and made me a pastor at eighteen. I’ve seen a lot of churches and church members. I love the church. I love its present work and its future glory, but there are three things I wish all church members knew. I hope you will think of these ideas […]

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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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It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’” — Romans 14:11 (NIV)