Yearly Archive
for: ‘2015’



Ready to be Back Home

Martha and I have enjoyed our time away immensely, and we are looking forward to being back with you next weekend. We have used the time to rest, think, pray, and read. We have also used the time to be with family and simply to chill. We have had time to spend with God, contemplating […]

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Who’s in Charge of Your Life?

“Whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Jesus”–2 Corinthians 5:9. “I have to learn to relate everything to the master ambition, and to maintain it without any cessation. My worth to God in public is what I am in private. Is my master ambition to please Him and […]

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It’s Not Time to Wave the White Flag

Sometimes we underestimate ourselves, and we underestimate God. This may be one of the times in history when we are doing both. We live in unprecedented times in America. We have never seen a time when secularism advanced and the church seemed to be on its heels. We may be going through a time of […]

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Planned Parenthood and the Value of Life

You’ve probably heard the recent allegations concerning Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider. In addition to its donations and charges, the organization receives half a ¬†billion dollars from federal and state governments. Last week a tape surfaced which was secretly recorded with the senior director of medical services of Planned Parenthood […]

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“I Had Scripture Going in my Head”

I wouldn’t normally get to watch golf on a Monday, but I did yesterday. Several years ago, my church insisted I take time off in July (frankly, they no longer have to insist) and I am blessed immensely by their gracious concern for me. That’s why I was watching golf on a Monday. I didn’t […]

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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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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)