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Action Over Speculation

All over the world difficult events are occurring. It’s the history of the world. As I write this, people along the Carolina coast are preparing for what has been called “A beast of a storm,” and “The storm of a lifetime” for this section of the country. Hurricane Florence is a strong Category 2 storm, […]

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Could I Make A Very Special Request?

Could I make a very special request of you?It’s not for me personally, but it’s for people apart from God. I want to ask you to pray for people who are “without hope and without God“ (Ephesians 2:12). This is a godly thing to do which squares with Holy Scripture. The apostle Paul said, “Brothers […]

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What Matters to God?

You may have asked yourself or someone else, “I wonder what matters to God?” Based on James’ letter to the dispersed church, I can answer the question in two ways. First, everything matters to God. He is not simply the God of Sunday or the God of the worship service. His concern cannot be limited […]

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A Good Year

I use my “Lagniappe” article each week to give my local congregation a “little something extra”  concerning our church. This is some of the information you need. Today I want to write about our Connect Group attendance and our total worship attendance. Here’s the short version: both have done very well and are at record […]

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A Reason for Hope

Over the last two weeks I have had the privilege of reading three books on how to share our faith. At the same time, I have studied in depth on the witness of Paul the Apostle. Doing both of these has confirmed some convictions I have long held. I also have seen anew that what […]

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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)