Yearly Archive
for: ‘2018’



Four Attitudes to Carry You Through Life

My life is almost completely consumed with what a friend and member of our congregation calls “PastorLand.“ PastorLand can be all consuming and require more than anybody can possibly give. The statement about the all consuming nature of “PastorLand” also is a fairly good description of life. Life is filled with hurt and pain and demands […]

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What Makes a Biblical Church?

Acts two gives us the birth of the church. With the disciples waiting in Jerusalem for the gift of the Father, God gave them the Holy Spirit. Each of the disciples spoke in other languages or dialects and people from all over the Mediterranean world heard the gospel in their own language. The disciples made […]

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A Day to Remember

As we mark Memorial Day in America, it is certainly a day to remember. Yesterday at the church where I serve, we asked those whose family has lost someone in the defense of our country and our freedom to stand for recognition. I was amazed at how many families stood. It was sobering. We certainly […]

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Memorial Day and Our Summer Schedule

On this Memorial day weekend, we must remember and give thanks for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. I hope you will do more than just take a day off. I hope that you will also remember. We are rapidly approaching our summer schedule. Vacation Bible School begins Monday, June 4. We hope […]

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What Are Extraordinary Miracles?

What are “extraordinary miracles?“ For me, Acts 19:11-20 is one of the most fascinating passages in all of Scripture. What makes it so fascinating is Luke’s description of “extraordinary miracles“ that occurred during Paul’s Ephesian ministry. Ephesus was one of the major cities of the Mediterranean world. While Athens could be called the center of learning and […]

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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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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)