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for: ‘August, 2017’



The Day They Gave A Standing Ovation at IHOP

The awful devastation of Hurricane Harvey made me remember something that happened twelve years ago. Twelve years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It has taken these twelve years to recover. Like me, many people in my home area recall the devastation and anxiety associated with such a great disaster. […]

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A Response to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast twelve years ago yesterday. I thought I would never again see anything as devastating. Hurricane Harvey is making everyone reassess their understanding of the word “catastrophe.” The images and the reports are beyond comprehension. Two nights ago I awakened in the middle of […]

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A Game-changing Attitude

I have always been moved and amazed at the words of the Apostle Paul about his life. He faced opposition of almost every kind. He faced persecution, shipwreck, beatings with whips and rods, imprisonment, and, last of all, execution. In all of this he looked to Jesus. His one passion was “to know him and […]

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What You Should Do in Times of Trouble

One of the things we all can agree about is that life is full of trouble. Job in the Old Testament said it this way, “Man born of woman is short of days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). If anyone had a good picture of trouble, it was Job. Think of all Job went […]

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Our New Sunday Schedule

Last week, I wrote about our new Wednesday Schedule beginning September 13. Today I want to write about our new Sunday Schedule beginning September 10. Sunday September 10 will be a significant day in the life of our church. We will open the new building and begin Preschool (birth-four year olds) and Children (K-6th grade) […]

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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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My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)