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for: ‘October, 2018’



Faithful in the Worst of Times

Jesus told His followers that they should not worry when brought before governors and authorities. He promised to give them what to say in such times of persecution. Simon Peter urged the followers of Christ to always be ready to give an account for the reason of their hope in Christ. These statements are not […]

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The Remedy

The apostle James warned persecuted and dispersed believers to take sin seriously (James 4:1-12). James knew that we have two natures. Like Paul, James described the war going on within us. Paul described how the flesh wars against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh (Galatians 5:16-17). How do we solve the issue of […]

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God’s Wisdom or Yours?

I watched in horror, embarrassment, anxiety, and several other emotions almost two weeks ago at the supplemental interrogation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. According to polls and the interest of the American people, I wasn’t the only one who felt this way. While I have plenty of opinions about the subject and the behaviors of senators, […]

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Take Your Sin Seriously

James the Apostle made one of the strongest appeals in Scripture for us to take our sin seriously (James 4:1-12). He called on believers to ask themselves why they had problems with relationships. He suggested that there is a war going within our lives. We struggle with relationships and create havoc for ourselves and the […]

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A Snapshot of the Last Twelve Months

This past week we submitted our Annual Church Profile to our ministry partners at the Northshore Baptist Association. This report also goes to Louisiana Baptists and to the Southern Baptist Convention. Like you, these ministry partners want to know the state of the church (ours and others) at this point in time. Our Annual Church […]

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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)