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Easter  is the most uplifting and hope-filled day of the year. The Apostle Paul strongly indicated that the resurrection of Jesus is the central part of our faith and the part that is indispensable. “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:17). Without the […]

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Love, Marriage, and Faith

“Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. ‘At last!’ the man exclaimed. ‘This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called “woman,” because she was taken from “man.” ‘ This is why a man leaves his father and […]

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Should I Fast?

Many people are fasting in the days leading up to Easter Sunday. Should I be fasting as well? Should Christians be fasting during these days? I may give an answer no one would expect, but I believe this is what is found in holy Scripture. Fasting is good and acceptable to God only when it is […]

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The Most Solemn and Significant Time of the Year

For Christians, today begins the most solemn and significant time of the year – – the weeks leading up to Resurrection Sunday. For many Christians this is a time of fasting and prayer. For all Christians, it is a time of deep reflection as we remember how our Lord voluntarily gave Himself on the cross […]

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Are You Happy?

Today is an unusual day in south Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. Actually, it’s not unusual to us at all, but it should be unusual to people around the country and over the world who read this blog. Today is what we call Mardi Gras day or “Fat Tuesday.” It’s called that because among Roman […]

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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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“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” — John 13:34-35 (NIV)