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for: ‘June, 2018’



Is There Hope for Religious Freedom?

Yesterday’s United States Supreme Court decision brought hope that religious freedom in America may indeed continue. You probably know the particulars in the case. In 2012, a gay couple asked a Colorado baker to prepare a cake celebrating their same-sex wedding. The baker declined on the basis of his deeply held religious belief that same-sex […]

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Miracles and the New Testament

As a child I assumed that miracles were on every page of the New Testament. After all, that’s what we studied in Sunday School. We read about Moses and the children of Israel. We heard stirring stories about Elijah and Elisha. And, of course, we studied the ministry and work of Jesus. The connection of […]

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A Close Look at the Church

While I have been preaching about “A SWOT Analysis of the Church,” I have not been looking at specific needs of our church. For that reason, Wednesday night at our Congregational meeting, I tried to look at specific “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.” I want to thank all of you who attended and participated. Here […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)