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Christmas Joy

This weekend (December 1 at 6:00 PM) begins the time of our Christmas celebration as we light the Christmas tree in the Plaza. This will be a joyful and fun-filled time as our combined choirs lead us in singing some of our favorite Christmas carols. After the music and lighting of the tree, we will […]

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“Would You Be My Neighbor?”

Yesterday, I wrote about learning how to give thanks and to be a more grateful person. Then later in the day I saw Fred Rogers (you know, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”) give an acceptance speech when he received a lifetime achievement award for daytime television. This is what he said. He mentioned the many people who […]

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Learning to be Grateful

People who have an abundance often have difficulty expressing thanksgiving. So do people who have very little. Thanksgiving and gratitude are difficult for fallen human beings. How, therefore, can we get beyond our own selfishness and move to the kinds of gratitude God wants us to have? First, ask God to give you an attitude […]

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Praying Specifically

I often find that my prayers, while sincere and fervent, are too general in nature. It’s easy to pray for all the missionaries when we could be praying for real people in real situations. Paul’s prayers were specific and targeted. He wanted the churches to follow Christ devotedly and completely. He prayed for their spiritual […]

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Report from Our Congregational Meeting

Last Wednesday evening (November 20, 2019) the church met for our fourth and final congregational meeting for the year. This was an important meeting for the church. Here are the major items we discussed and executed: First, the church extended a unanimous call to Adam Watson to serve as Worship Pastor. Adam has accepted our […]

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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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Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; — John 11:25 (NIV)