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for: ‘December, 2013’

Merry Christmas from Waylon and Martha

Martha and I wish you a merry Christmas. We spent most of yesterday worshiping with the family of First Baptist Covington. We felt the presence of God as we exalted His Son and considered the wonderful blessing He has given to us. May God bless you and all of yours with the joy, love, and […]

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Mary–Woman of Faith

Christians often make two mistakes about Mary. Either they emphasize her too much or they think of Mary too little. From the standpoint of the biblical record both of these are mistakes. This is what Mary wasn’t. She wasn’t sinless. She wasn’t our redemptress. She wasn’t at the center of the biblical story. In fact, […]

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You Are Not Alone

“You are not alone.” These are some of the most beautiful words of life. To know that someone is with us and understands our situation makes all the difference. We all need other people. God made us that way. Think about the church. We are a one another people. We need each other–both to help […]

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Making Christmas Worshipful

“Getting Ready for Christmas.” Read Matthew 2:1-6. Christmas is upon us. What a wonderful time of the year. I hope that you will make Christmas a worshipful event in your life wherever you live and wherever you worship. Let me give you some ideas of how you can make it more meaningful. First, find a […]

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What We Need To Know At Christmas 2013

“Mary was full of God’s grace simply because God chose to bless her. We have no description of her being holy or pious or deserving. She was a virgin, yes, but not perfect, not without sin. For Jesus to be fully the Son of Man, his mother had to be fully human. What made Mary worthy […]

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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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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)