Yearly Archive
for: ‘2017’



Pray Big

Several weeks ago as I enjoyed my morning time in devotion with God, I received a clear thought in my mind, “Your prayers are too small. Pray big.” I became very convicted that I indeed pray too small. While “pray big,” may not be Scriptural language, it certainly fits the teaching of Scripture. God tells […]

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A Final Look at How You Can Help Your Church

Since Easter I have been preaching a series of sermons concerning “The Future of the Church.” This series has been helpful for me to solidify my thinking about the church. I think it has helped my people to think seriously about who we are and what God has called us to do. I want to […]

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I Have Really Good News

I have really good news. As most of you know, we have been searching for worship leaders since July 2016. During this time we have interviewed, listened, and prayed. We continue to seek those people who will lead us in the future. We are looking for two different worship leaders, one to lead our present […]

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Our Great Need for God

“If the Church of Christ is ever going to be a force for God, then it must be melted down in the flames of an old-fashioned, God-sent, heaven-born, heart-searching revival. And I mean revival,¬†that gentle breathing of the Spirit of God upon a church and congregation, which awakens within each Christian a new love for […]

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The Worst Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Life becomes exceedingly hard. You and I know that life is filled with disappointing, frustrating, and anxious moments. Some of those times are simply overwhelming. When those times come, there are things you can do to help and things you can do to make your experience worse. Today I want to write about “The Worst […]

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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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For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. — Matthew 16:25 (NIV)