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“Say A Good Word for the Lord Jesus”

“Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer every one” (Colossians 4:5-6). As the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Colossae (a church that he had not founded or visited), he encouraged […]

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The Gospel is Different

People constantly say to me how different the gospel of Jesus Christ really is. Sometimes they speak of its simplicity. Other times they talk of the profound changes it has made in their lives. The gospel of Jesus Christ is different. Paul made that difference evident when he wrote to the church at Colossae. Paul […]

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A Sense of Hope

Churches and pastors are always trying to sense the climate in which we live. Is it open to the gospel? Are people ready to hear the hope that is in Christ? I want to give you my perspective. By the way, I realize that I am limited by my own community and the people around […]

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God’s Call To Serve Him

“A call is what you would do for nothing that others would not do for any amount of money.” “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jer 29:13). “God chooses, or elects, people for service. No one in the Old Testament is elected because of greatness (see […]

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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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If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. — James 1:5 (NIV)