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for: ‘November, 2017’



Too Hard to Talk About

I’m having a hard time getting my mind around what happened at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. I know I am not alone. Here are some of the thoughts and issues running through my mind. First, I am amazed at the neighbor who confronted the shooter and actually wounded him and then […]

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Evil in Our World

I am stunned, and I am deeply grieving. It’s hard for me to imagine that anyone wouldn’t be the same today. Of all the places we go, church seems to be the safest and happiest place we can be. I often say that I want every child who attends my church to be able to […]

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Lessons about Church Unity

The letters of the New Testament are filled with instructions for church unity. Paul’s letters to the churches particularly target this need for the church. One of the churches which heard much about unity was the church at Philippi. Paul addressed the issue several times, but none was as riveting as his call to two women […]

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What We Are Doing Today

I want to remind you of the significance of what we are doing today. Today, the membership of our church will vote to elect deacons who will serve the church over the next two years. At First Baptist Church, deacons are not administrators. They are leaders and servants who live as examples for the congregation […]

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I’d Rather Have Jesus

“I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;    I’d rather be His than have riches untold;    I’d rather have Jesus than houses of lands;     I’d rather be led by His nail pierced hand    Than to be the king of a vast domain and beheld in sin’s dread sway;    I’d […]

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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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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. — Colossians 3:15 (NIV)