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“You Have Everything You Need”

I bought my first personal computer in the early 80s. During that time I was professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. That early personal computer was a perfect fit for my work at the seminary. I was writing books, articles, and preparing notes for lectures. And while I wasn’t […]

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What Can You Buy with a Five-Dollar Bill?

You may smile at the title of this post. After all, there is really not much you can do with five dollars. At least, that’s the way it seems. Almost 2 weeks ago on Wednesday night (when we have church-wide services and activities), I left the church building with one of our pastors later in […]

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What Jesus Teaches Us About Generosity

Generosity is at the heart of God. As He is loving, kind, merciful, and just, He is also generous. He is the giver of all good gifts, and He is faithful to meet our needs. Jesus teaches His followers to be generous. The following are some of the things He wants us to know and […]

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The Best Kept Secret

As I visited with a new family to our church this week, I became aware that sometimes we keep secrets about important meetings and events. One of the best kept secrets at First Baptist Church is our Wednesday night activities. Each Wednesday night we have Christian growth ministries for preschoolers, children, youth, and adults. Each […]

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You and Your Character

“What we see matters, but what we don’t see matters more. . . . While character is vital to our relationships with others, it is even more vital to our relationship with our omniscient Lord. The prophet said to him: ‘He who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is […]

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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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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18 (NIV)