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It Was a Saints Monday

It’s been a hard day in New Orleans, the state of Louisiana, and along the gulf coast. We are sick over the Saints’ loss. As someone told me yesterday, I would have rather lost by 30 points. People in the New Orleans area have long known about Saints Mondays. It’s one of those days after […]

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How Do We Help the “Not Yets” Know Christ?

I call people who don’t believe the “Not Yets.” They are people who have “not yet” come in contact with a credible Christian who will invest in their life. They have “not yet” submitted to the leading of God’s Spirit. They have “not yet” experienced the kind of sorrow that would make them look at […]

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Our Building and Finances

Each week I write this “little something extra” (Lagniappe, pronounced lan-yap) for the members and attenders of First Baptist Church. I use it to keep each one up to date on where we are as a church. As we approach the opening of our new Connection Center (what we have referred to as the Commons) […]

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God’s Will

“The key to knowing [God’s] present-tense will is present-tense surrender to his will. Sign a blank check and let him fill in the amount. Give him each day as it comes, trusting him to lead and use you as he wishes. There can be only one driver behind the wheel of your heart, only one […]

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Dealing with Dangers, Toils, and Snares

You probably know the gospel hymn that says “through many dangers, toils, and snares we have already come.” Life, especially a life devoted to God’s service, will be filled with dangers, toils, and snares. That is certainly what happened to the apostle Paul almost everywhere he went. Recently, I have been studying the church at […]

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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)