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for: ‘September, 2019’



Why You Should Love the Church

I love the church. I always have, and I always will. You should love it, too. Here’s why. First, it is the body of Christ. Any reasonable understanding of that term and the way it is described in the New Testament makes clear the fact we cannot be part of Christ unless we are part […]

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The Two Ways

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. Blessed […]

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Would You Like to Help New Churches?

Would you like to help start churches in Louisiana, especially in the southern part of the state where the need is the greatest? Would you like to start churches that reach the ethnic groups of the state? Would you like to help churches refocus their emphasis on the youngest generation among us? All of that […]

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The Word for Today (September 20, 2019)

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. Blessed […]

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Takeaways from “Be Strong in the Lord”

I wear an armband that reminds me to “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10-11). I often pray that God would deliver me from the evil one. We […]

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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

When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” — Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV)