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How Eyewitnesses Work

We all know the contemporary importance of eyewitnesses, but do we understand the long-term importance of an eyewitness? Let me give you an example of how an eyewitness account continues to have significance for generations to come. My wife is the youngest child in her family. Her father was the youngest child in his large […]

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The Importance of Eyewitnesses

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, and then to the twelve. After that He […]

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Welcome to First Baptist Church

I want to welcome you to First Baptist Church! As I often say, “Thank you for attending. We are glad you are here.” We recognize what a special day this is. While many of our regular attenders are visiting family out of town, many of you are guests worshiping with us on this special day. […]

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“And They Crucified Him”

I am always amazed as I read the Gospel accounts of the trial, the crucifixion, and the death of Jesus. I am amazed at how simply the gospel writers identified this event. “And they crucified him“ (Mark 15:25). In someways it simply doesn’t seem right. How could something so momentous be expressed so simply? How […]

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He Swears to His Own Hurt

When my grandfather Wallace died, I had the honor of preaching his funeral message. My mother’s father was a great man of God. He was deeply respected and appreciated by the people who knew him, particularly by his church community. For this reason, his memorial service was a time of joy and victory. I’ve never […]

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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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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. — Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)