Yearly Archive
for: ‘2015’

May God Grant You a Blessed Christmas

Martha and I wish you a time of true worship and adoration of God as you meditate on His gift to you and me. “Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor […]

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The Light Shines in the Darkness

Very few brief verses have more meaning than the words of John the Apostle: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). This passage is filled with meaning. This great verse testifies of what God came to do. God sent His Son to bring light to a dark […]

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The Meaning of “The Word Became Flesh”

One of my favorite Christmas verses is John 1:14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth;  we have beheld his glory, glory as of the Son from the father.” Why has this verse been described as “the central verse in the Scripture?” First, it describes God’s decisive act […]

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My Three Favorite Christmas Verses

I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to determine your favorite Christmas verses. It’s not easy to do. For right now (or this year), these are my three favorite verses about Christmas. First, my favorite verse right now – – and it has been that way for a long time – – is the word […]

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Three Truths of Christmas

We all know a lot about Christmas. We spend a huge amount of time preparing for it, saving up to buy gifts, and celebrating this time of the year. But there may be many things we really don’t know about Christmas. What is it God shows us about Christmas? First, Christmas is God’s plan to […]

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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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Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. — Proverbs 17:9 (NIV)