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Our Very Practical God

My study of the Acts of the Apostles has taken me to Acts 12 where Simon Peter has been placed in prison. Herod Agrippa I, the grandson of Herod the Great and the nephew of Herod Antipas, killed James, the brother of John, with the sword and imprisoned Peter as well. He obviously intended to […]

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Three Unbreakable Laws of Leadership

One of my main jobs is to lead the church. Some people would place leadership above preaching and teaching as the main responsibility of a church pastor. With that in mind, I want to share with you three laws which are “unbreakable.” Of course, anything can be broken. The following three laws can be broken, […]

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How I Learned about Christian Fellowship

While I had an inkling of the seriousness of Christian fellowship, I really learned its significance as a pastor in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, when I was in my early 20s. Martha and I had moved to Louisiana and immediately I became pastor of First Baptist Church, Donaldsonville. Even by Louisiana standards, Donaldsonville is unique and very […]

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Why You Need Christian Fellowship

When Paul wrote to the church at Philippi, he concluded his letter by asking the church at Philippi to greet all the saints in his name. He also passed along the greetings from the saints in Rome and especially those from the household of Caesar. You find the same situation in the last chapter of […]

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The God of Amazing

There’s a wonderful new worship song entitled ‘The God of Amazing” by Benji Cowart and Michael Farren. The lyrics go like this: You’re the God of Amazing  You’re the God of what cannot be explained  You’re the God who delights to be more  Than we’ve ever hoped for  There’s no end to the power of […]

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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)