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How I Know God Works All Things for Good

I know that God works all things together for good to those who love Him. This truth is one of the great convictions of my life. Let me tell you how I know God does this. First, I know God works all things together for good because of Scripture. The apostle Paul made this abundantly […]

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What Champions Have in Common

Yesterday was a fun day for me. We started the day with worshiping with our brothers and sisters at First Baptist Church Covington. After lunch, we joined with many of the church family and other churches in our area for the regional speakers tournament and Bible drill held at our church. It’s always a thrill […]

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Our Staffing Structure

Each week I write this article called “Lagniappe.” Lagniappe is a French word that means “a little something extra.” It’s like a “baker’s dozen” or something similar. I’ve been doing this for almost 27 years. You would think I would have run out of subjects by now. Actually, since the church has grown in size […]

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When Trials Come Your Way

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness”–James 1:2-3. “God allows tests/trials in our life, for our good, because He loves us. Hard experiences in our life are not always tests from God; they may be consequences. . . […]

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God Works All Things for Good

One of the most famous Scripture passages for believers is Romans 8:28: “For we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” The problem is not that Christians don’t know this passage. They do. The problem is they […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)