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Do You Take Sin Seriously?

Do you take sin seriously? God certainly does. Unfortunately, most of us take sin as somewhat serious but not fatal, as potentially tragic but not deadly. God takes sin seriously because He sees it for what it is. Sin keeps us from God. It destroys our relationship with Him and relationship with others. God takes […]

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Understanding Where You Live

When I have the opportunity to speak with other pastors about church, I usually say you have to know where you live. For example, south Louisiana is different from most parts of the country. The particulars of leading a church are different here than other places. You have to know where you live. Today, I […]

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How Do We Respond To Unspeakable Evil?

You don’t have to look far to realize our world is on the brink of disaster–and I’m not talking about economics. No, I mean in the areas of morality, civility, and concern for one another. Think of the headlines this week. In our country another mass shooting occurred. Twelve people were killed in a movie […]

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Practical Steps For Experiencing God

When we look at what’s important in life, can anything be more important than knowing God? Is it even possible to know Him? Many people would argue that God can’t be known. He is the unknowable or the unfathomable. The Bible is clear that God wants to be known by us. He desires an intimate […]

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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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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)