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for: ‘July, 2019’



The Legacy of Apollo 11

Apollo 11’s flight to the moon was 50 years ago. It’s hard to believe it has been that long. It’s not just the passage of time that is amazing. It is also the fact that landing on the moon and returning safely could have been done in such a relatively primitive time in computing. We […]

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On Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Other Hard Things of Life

Over the weekend, folks in Louisiana dealt with Hurricane Barry while folks in California are still jittery over the two recent earthquakes. Both of these strike fear and concern. The folks in Louisiana say, “At least you know when a hurricane is coming.” The folks in California are very aware their state has a major […]

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Getting Prepared

As I write this article and go about all the other aspects of life, it’s almost impossible in my part of the world (Louisiana) not to think about the approaching Tropical Storm Barry, maybe soon to be Hurricane Barry with a landfall somewhere near us. If your in the path of the storm, it’s my […]

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What Is Christian Maturity?

Is anything as much discussed among Christians as discipleship or growing in the Lord? How many times do we preach about people who are exactly as they were when they first professed faith in Christ? How often do we lament those who are not growing as followers of Jesus? Obviously, Christian maturity is very important, […]

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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 what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)