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for: ‘March, 2018’



Why Last Weekend Worked

Each week I write an article for the congregation of First Baptist Church which I call Lagniappe (a little something extra). This is my submission this week after we began worship in a new worship center.   I want to thank you deeply for making last weekend’s new beginning such a wonderful success. In spite […]

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What to Fear and What Not to Fear

“That I’ll do something or say something that will bring some disrepute on the gospel of Christ before I go”–Billy Graham, speaking of his greatest fear. “What was most surprising to us . . . was how completely disarming he was. We were struck by his humility, the gentleness, the quiet, confident grace. He seemed […]

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What You Can Do with an Extra Ten Minutes

Yesterday I wrote about the Ten Minute Rule, meaning that you show up for meetings ten minutes early. I was asked not only why you should show up ten minutes early but also wouldn’t that be a waste of time. Here’s why it’s not a waste of time and here is what you can do […]

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The Ten Minute Rule

Recently, I had “The Ten Minute Rule” recalled to my attention. I say “recalled” because it’s not a new concept, but it is one that now has my attention. Though I knew that some people practiced the rule about being early for all meetings, this concept never got my attention. That has all changed now. […]

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Three Prayer Needs

It’s a privilege to pray. We need to pray as Jesus taught us. He taught us to pray about kingdom priorities. He modeled prayer in this way, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Heaven will be just fine but earth is a mess. I want to ask […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)