Things of Which I am Proud

I use each Saturday’s post to speak specifically to my local congregation. Thanks to all of you outside of First Baptist Covington who read. I appreciate your patience as I write to my congregation. Though it seems long and slow, the plans for our new building expansion are moving along quite well. Over the next […]

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The Power of the Resurrection

“So the resurrection means we are forgiven and transformed by the power of the Living Lord. Sin and death have no power over us. We can overcome every temptation and endure every trial because of the resurrection. The risen Christ lives in us day by day, enabling us to walk in victorious faith and obedience. […]

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It’s the Little Temptations that Will Get You

Beware of the little temptations. I don’t worry about the devil in a red suit with a pitchfork, pointy horns, and a pointy tail. That’s not the danger. The danger is the little temptations. People don’t normally turn from God in one huge step. Rather they turn from God in a series of little steps. […]

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The One Thing that Matters

Earlier in the week I gave an interview to a doctor of ministry student completing an assignment for his degree. His assignment required him to interview a veteran pastor about essentials for doing ministry today. The interview lasted for an hour and for the most part reflected the kinds of questions I would’ve expected him […]

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Living in Bitterness

I have a friend who’s going through some incredible bitterness. It’s hurting him deeply, and it’s keeping him from experiencing the joys of life. Why does bitterness affect us the way it does? First, bitterness keeps you from experiencing the joy of life. You simple can’t be filled with bitterness and filled with joy at […]

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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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speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Ephesians 5:19-20 (NIV)