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Takeaways About Prayer

Prayer is at the heart of our Christian faith. In Scripture, we find many examples of prayer including and culminating with Jesus’ model prayer (the Lord’s Prayer). We also find exhortations to pray, and we find different aspects of prayer. One of the great passages about prayer is Paul’s writing to the Ephesians. In this […]

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Welcome to Dr. Jamie Dew

I have a deep affection for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. New Orleans Seminary brought me to Louisiana. Martha and I thought we would be here just long enough to finish our Master’s degree and return to our home state. We had no idea what the future held. At New Orleans Seminary I met some […]

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How We Pray

Prayer is at the heart of our Christian faith. In Scripture, we find many examples of prayer including and culminating with Jesus’ model prayer (the Lord’s Prayer). We also find exhortations to pray, and we find different aspects of prayer. One of the great passages about prayer is Paul’s writing to the Ephesians. In this […]

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Live a Joyful Countenance

Would you like to be a better friend? Here’s what I said about that yesterday. Today, I want to amplify part of that help about being a better friend. It’s the part about living a joyful countenance. We all love to be around happy, joyful, and positive people. These are people who are not always […]

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How You Can Be A Better Friend

We all want friends. We all need friends. Have you considered how you can be a real friend to your friends? I’m sure there are many answers to this question, but these are some things I think you can particularly do to be a better friend. First, pray for your friends. This is something I’ve […]

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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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Verse of the Day

[On Not Loving the World] Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. — 1 John 2:15-16 (NIV)