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“If You’re Right with God . . .”

“If you’re right with God, everything else is fine; if you’re not right with God, everything else is out of place. Being connected with God is the most important thing there is”–Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman. “We cannot attain the presence of God because we’re already totally in the presence of God. What’s absent […]

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There Is Nothing Like the Cross of Christ

“There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below”–Charles Haddon Spurgeon. “As we work, God works. When we give God our best, he gives us his best. The more we surrender ourselves to him, the more we position ourselves to be used by him”–Jim Denison. “I have been crucified with Christ and […]

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Are You Pleasing God or Pleasing Self?

“Whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Jesus”–2 Corinthians 5:9. “I have to learn to relate everything to the master ambition, and to maintain it without any cessation. My worth to God in public is what I am in private. Is my master ambition to please Him and […]

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I Need Prayer

Prayer is generally considered the most common of the spiritual disciplines and the most difficult. You would think prayer would be the easiest. After all, we teach our children to pray. Have you heard a very small child pray? They pray naturally to a loving heavenly Father. I need to do the same. I need […]

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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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Verse of the Day

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. — Romans 13:9-10 (NIV)