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The Story Behind the Story

The story of the birth of Samuel is an amazing story filled with human drama which vividly depicts human nature (1 Samuel 1). Out of her devastation, Hannah cried out to the Lord to give her a son. In response, she promised to give him to the Lord to serve the Lord for all of […]

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A SWOT Analysis

I am thankful for the time of celebration we have had these past few weeks. We have celebrated the dedication of our new worship center, and we have celebrated with baptism and with our students. Today we celebrate our families as we join with our country in remembering our mothers. I pray that God would […]

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The Highest Reward

“The highest reward for a faithful life is not what you get for it but what you become by it”–Warren Wiersbe. “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done”–Proverbs 19:17. “Here’s the amazing paradox: Obedience to God is seldom rewarded on this fallen […]

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Comfort Food for the Soul

Every now and then I just need some comfort food. You probably know the feeling. I start looking for hamburgers and fries or fried chicken. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen often. While I don’t get comfort food often, I desperately need food for my soul. I find that comfort in the Word of God. Let me […]

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Get Behind Me, Satan!

Jesus famously rebuked Simon Peter by saying, “Get behind me, Satan!” What did He mean by this statement? Matthew’s gospel records Simon Peter pledging that he would never let Jesus be taken by the authorities and killed (Matthew 16:21-28). Jesus immediately rebuked Peter with this statement and saying that Peter was “a hindrance to me; […]

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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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May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)