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for: ‘April, 2016’



I Can Count on God; Can He Count on Me?

Psalm 103 is a great song of praise. You probably know this psalm. It begins with “Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” The remainder of the Psalm makes it very clear why God should be praised and blessed by the worshiper. The Psalmist reminds us […]

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Getting Closer

An update on our building expansion:

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Why Secret Sin Is Never Secret

“But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out”–Numbers 32:23. “The safest road to Hell is the gradual one–the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts”–C. S. Lewis, in The Screwtape Letters. “There is […]

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The One Thing to Help Your Church

I’ve looked at churches for years and had the opportunity to see how they work and how they don’t work. Unfortunately, many churches don’t work. So many churches have great potential. They live in the midst of a growing population. They have an excellent location, where people can get to the building easily. They often […]

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My First Sermon

For whatever reason, recently I began thinking about the first sermon I preached. It has been a long time ago, but I remember it well. God called me to preach in what I call a “violent” call to ministry. Most people wonder what I mean by “violent.” It’s simple. Violent seems to be the only […]

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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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But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. — Galatians 4:4-5 (NIV)