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for: ‘August, 2017’



Scary Awesome

Martha and I had the opportunity last month to make a trip to Yellowstone National Park. It was one of Martha’s trips of a lifetime. It has always been one of the places she particularly wanted to go. You know how something like that works. We have planned the trip for years but life kept […]

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Are You Leading Your Church?

God is looking for leaders in His church. He is looking for people who want to lead and make a difference. In many churches, the church has leaders but not according to God’s plan. Many of these leaders are interested in power and prestige rather than pleasing God. How are you leading? What does it […]

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Changes and Opportunities

Martha and I had a great time away, and we are very excited about being back. The next weeks and months will be an exciting and challenging time as we occupy our new education building and move most of our Adult Bible Fellowship groups to new locations as well as new times. This will occur […]

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The Believer and the Coming of Christ

“That day is no horror to me, for thy death has redeemed me, thy Spirit fills me, thy love animates me, thy Word governs me. . . . Thou wilt come to raise my body from the dust, and reunite it to my soul, by a wonderful work of infinite power and love, greater than […]

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The Strange Saga of Ananias and Sapphira

The story of Ananias and Sapphira is one of the most fascinating, difficult, and fearful passages of all Scripture. The events concerning this husband and wife are found in Acts 5. Apparently, this couple saw the excitement surrounding the action of Barnabas and wanted the same for themselves. Barnabas had sold a field and took […]

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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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[BOOK I Psalms 1–41] Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. — Psalm 1:1-2 (NIV)