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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The Words You Never Want to Hear

Years ago I heard a sermon by a preacher speaking to young preachers. I have never forgotten the wisdom of his words. I’m so thankful he dared speak about such a personal and necessary subject. The message was the four ways that Satan tempts us. He talked about the flesh, how we use time, but the one that […]

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The Tooth Fairy Economy

Monday at noon I happened to be in my automobile going home for lunch. In my automobile I’m always listening to the radio, never music, always talk. I was listening to a financial network. I’ve really forgotten what the subject was, it obviously wasn’t very important,. But, what was said at the end of that […]

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The Martyrs of Egypt

I awoke last Monday morning to a horrific sight. You’ve probably seen it as well. Twenty-one barbarians from the group ISIS standing behind twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christians dressed in orange suits (to resemble the prison garb of terrorists at the prison in Guantanamo, Cuba?). I’m thankful I only saw the picture. The video showed the […]

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Can I Trust the Bible?

We all want to know whether or not we can trust the Bible. We want to know that it is true, and we want to know that it can help us through life. One of the areas that helps us trust the Bible is that the New Testament writers lived what they wrote. Think about […]

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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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Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. — 1 John 3:18 (NIV)