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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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A Church of Unity and Harmony

“All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers”–Acts 1:14. Luke’s summary of the work of the church records how the early disciples worked together in unity and harmony. Is there a bigger need today? Luke used the phrase “in one […]

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Four Things to Make Your Church Better

I love the church. I always have. For all of my adult life, I have been actively involved in a local church. While I don’t have all wisdom or all knowledge, I have definite ideas of how you can make your own local church better in ministry, service, and impact. Let me give you four […]

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Reflecting God’s Image in Our Relationships

Relationships are everything. At some point in life, we all come to understand that relationships–with God and with others–account for the value of life. God made us for relationship with Him. He created us in His image. He wants us to REFLECT His image in all of our relationships. These are basic Christian truths. Our […]

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The Fragility of the Church

My mother is aging and is becoming more and more feeble. For this reason, we are making more trips to see her. We did so this week. One of the places I visited when I went home was the location of the first church where I served as a pastor. The church building was about 12 […]

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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 the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)