Yearly Archive
for: ‘2019’



How the Gospel Grows

The Acts of the Apostles shows how the gospel grows and how the number of disciples increased. Luke, the author of the Acts, uses six summaries to show the continuous and dramatic growth of the church. The first of these (Acts 6:7) sets the tone for all that the Holy Spirit would do as the […]

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The Gospel is Different

People constantly say to me how different the gospel of Jesus Christ really is. Sometimes they speak of its simplicity. Other times they talk of the profound changes it has made in their lives. The gospel of Jesus Christ is different. Paul made that difference evident when he wrote to the church at Colossae. Paul […]

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The Value of Good Questions

Good questions help provide good answers. They also help relationships. Learning to ask good questions helps us in so many areas of life. Our questions provide information that may not be obtained in any other way. For years I have known my need to ask good, timely questions. The timely part is often my problem. […]

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Living in Hope

I recently read this statement: “Just a little bit of hope will keep you going in life.” I believe the truthfulness of that statement. If you have hope you can continue in life. If you don’t have hope, life has little meaning. At the direction of God, Jeremiah sent a letter to the Jewish exiles […]

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Big Goals and Small Ones

My sermon for this weekend is from Jeremiah 29:1-14, a letter which God gave to Jeremiah to send to the people of Jerusalem who were exiled in Babylon. God told them to settle down and carry on the normal processes of life–they were going to be in Babylon a long time. He encouraged them to […]

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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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For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. — Psalm 14:1 (NIV)