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for: ‘September, 2014’



It Doesn’t Matter What You Believe

“It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you believe something.” “What you believe will determine how you behave.” These two statements are antithetical to one another. I have heard the first statement all my life. Like “the man upstairs” and a few other popular views of God, this statement comes from the popular […]

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Managing A Hectic Life

“It’s only Tuesday and already my week is out of control!” How many times have you heard it – or more importantly, how many times have you said these words? Life simply seems to be out of control. We have so many responsibilities and so many things to keep us busy. How do you deal […]

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Hearing God

God wants to know you, and he wants you to know Him. Can anything be more important than knowing your Creator? God also desires to lead His people and to give them direction for life. What is it that hinders our living in close, personal, and significant relationship with God? First, our sin keeps us […]

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A Report on Rise Up!

Where are we with our Rise Up! Campaign? Last year, First Baptist Church voted to move forward with building much needed educational space and commons areas as well as a new worship center. We also voted to enter into a capital campaign to raise needed funds for building. At this point we have commitments for […]

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Living A Life of Devotion

“He, therefore, is the devout man, who lives no longer to his own will, or the way and spirit of the world, but to the sole will of God, who considers God in everything, who makes all the parts of his common life parts of piety, by doing everything in the Name of God, and […]

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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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Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. — Psalm 51:12 (NIV)