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Genesis Two and Relationships

Genesis chapter one and chapter two are quite different, but it’s not that they are contradictory. They look at life from different perspectives. For example, Genesis one gives us a view of creation from a cosmic perspective. I often call it the 35,000 foot perspective. Genesis one is the picture of creation for the universe […]

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Verses for Everyone

For me, Genesis 1:26-27 are two of the most significant verses in Scripture. These verses teach us who we are and how we came to be. They teach about our relationship to our Creator and God’s purpose for His creation. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let […]

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Learning Who We Are

The narrative of creation shows us who we are by showing us who God is. We understand ourselves when we understand God. Often, I get asked: “Why do we need the Old Testament?“ My answer usually goes something like this: “The Old Testament shows us the nature of God. It reveals to us the God […]

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Celebrating Graduates—Celebrating God

Today we celebrate over 40 of our young people who are graduating from high school. What a significant day this is – – both for the students and for their parents and guardians. At noon Sunday, our student ministry will host a luncheon for graduates and their families. It’s always a great time to remember […]

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Who Was Present in the Upper Room?

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away; and when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John ad James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon […]

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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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“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)