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for: ‘October, 2018’



I Love the “Eyes of the Lord”

God is spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Jesus used this teaching to help us understand God. Because He is spirit, we are not confined to worship Him in only one place. He is available to us wherever we are. This teaching also shows that […]

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The Sons of Thunder

Recently, I have studied again the request of James and John to rule with Jesus in His coming kingdom. You can find this account in both Matthew (20:17-28) and Mark (10:32-45). These are interesting passages which speak of the kingdom of God and the work of Jesus as well as the short-sighted and selfish members of […]

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Why Time Goes So Fast

Our pastoral team spent several hours yesterday planning our calendar for 2019. It’s a little strange planning Christmas now – – not Christmas this year but our Christmas plans for next year! I’m convinced time seems to whiz by because we all have such busy calendars. Not only are we planning for 2019 but we’re […]

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Keys to Success

My dad was a businessman, and I’ve always liked business and businesses. As a pastor, I enjoy hearing how people make a living and what they do as a career. It’s simply fascinating. We all have to make business decisions. We no longer live in simple times or in an agrarian society. We must all […]

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The Year in Giving

Last week I shared with you a snapshot of the last twelve months at First Baptist Church. This has been a very good year in measurable statistics, with record average attendance in worship and Bible Study as well as new members. For all of this we are grateful. Today I want to share about our […]

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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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[Thanksgiving] I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— — 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (NIV)