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for: ‘February, 2016’



Thanks for a Great Beginning!

Thanks for a great beginning! I want to thank you for participating with us last week in our groundbreaking ceremony for our expansion to the campus of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana. We had a large number of people who stayed and participated in the ceremony. I am especially thankful for Parish President Pat Brister, […]

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Do I Have to Sin?

‘God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it”–1 Corinthians 10:13. “When we choose deliberately to obey [God], then he will tax the remotest star and the last grain of […]

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What Gives You Hope?

Luke eight is one of the most hopeful passages of Scripture in the Bible. It’s not so much the specific words that are said, but it is the hopeful message that is given. Luke eight shows the love of God and the power of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the gist of the chapter: […]

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Pray Positively

We all know we need to pray, but we often don’t know how to pray. I’m not sure I’ve ever met a believer who felt completely comfortable in his prayer life. There is something within us that wants and needs a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God. Even Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them […]

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Our Lives Can Be Sinkholes

Did you see the picture of the massive sinkhole in southern Oregon? I watched a CNN report about a huge sinkhole along Highway 101 near the California border in southern Oregon. This was not your ordinary sinkhole. It was huge–and frightening! The most scary thing about it was where it occurred, along an eight lane […]

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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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Verse of the Day

When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” — Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV)