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for: ‘April, 2018’



You Are Essential for the Gospel Mission

As I prepared to teach about Paul’s trip to Corinth on his second missionary journey (Acts 18:1-11), I saw something I had never seen before–Paul didn’t reach Corinth by himself. In fact, I came to the conclusion that Paul could not have done this by himself. He needed a number of people and churches to […]

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Welcome! Bogue Falaya Baptist Church!

Today we continue our emphasis on Celebration as we give thanks for God’s direction and blessings. We are joined today by the congregation of the Bogue Falaya Baptist Church. This is a special time for us to thank them for their part in the establishment of the First Baptist Church of Covington. It’s a long […]

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Greatest Fruit; Greatest Opposition

Where you have the greatest fruit you will also have the greatest opposition. This statement has been shown to be true around the world throughout the ages. It was true in the past. It will also be true until our Lord returns. You can certainly see this in Paul’s ministry in Corinth (Acts 18:1-16). Corinth […]

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Which Will Fail First?

Let me tell you two things that happened this past weekend at worship. Each of these was quite profound. First, one of many families that came to our Hospitality Room after our worship service brought two (or was it three) children to meet me, others on our pastoral staff, and other leaders of our church. […]

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Three Facts about Baptism

Every church baptizes people and every church observes the Lord’s Supper. While all churches practice these two ordinances, they often disagree about the mode of baptism or the meaning and practice of the Lord’s Supper. What can we say about baptism? First, Jesus commanded His followers to preach the Gospel and to baptize those who […]

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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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but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. — Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)