Asking God for Mercy and Deliverance

I want to encourage you to fight this virus attacking the world by praying for God’s mercy and deliverance. I read recently that 70% of Americans are praying for health and protection. Therefore, a lot of us are praying in this way. Could I ask you take this a step farther? I want to ask […]

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Three Lessons to be Learned from this Present Crisis

We are currently going through an astounding crisis, but this will not be the last crisis in your life. Life is filled with hard times, but even in the hard times we learn good lessons. Actually, most of the real lessons of life come from difficulty. Paul said that afflictions bring perseverance and perseverance proven […]

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Things You Can Do as This Virus Intensifies

We are living through a national crisis. This crisis affects healthcare, government, the economy, and how we will live in the future. Our health, future, and families are being affected. But we are not alone, and we are not without hope. Here are some things I want to encourage you to do as we wait. […]

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How to Cope with Social Distancing

I’m sure I’ve never thought that I would be writing about social distancing or how to cope with being quarantined, but this is reality. By the way, when I told a friend about this blog, he suggested that another title might be, “How to live with your children all day without going stir crazy.” I […]

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The God We Serve

Over the weekend I preached from Luke 15, the chapter containing three significant parables. These are the parable of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Lost Son (we mostly know it as the parable of the Prodigal Son). All of these parables teach us about God. Anytime we go to Scripture, the greatest […]

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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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But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. — Isaiah 53:5-6 (NIV)