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Why Legalism Is Dangerous

Jesus did not come to establish religion and certainly not rules; he came to establish a relationship between you and the Heavenly Father. No where is this more evident than the exchange Jesus had with Pharisees and scribes who came from Jerusalem to challenge Him (Matthew 15:1-9). The Pharisees demanded to know why the disciples […]

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Moving toward the Cross

As we move toward Easter, I want to move us toward the cross. The cross of Christ is the heart of the Gospel. Because of the cross we have hope for the future. The cross brings us into right relationship with God and opens the way to God. No wonder the coming of Christ into […]

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I’ve Never Been Without Hope

When I give my Christian testimony, I usually make two statements. Because of Christ in my life, I’ve never been alone, and I’ve never been without hope. Both of those statements are true in my life and true to the Christian Gospel. In many ways I’ve never been alone, but the most important way is […]

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Two Things to Know about the Worship Center

Each weekend I write an article specifically for the congregation of First Baptist Church. It’s my way of trying to keep the congregation well-informed.   Today is the day for the tour of the new Worship Center, Connection Center, and the related areas. Next weekend we will hold our worship services in the new building […]

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Every Believer Needs This

Acts 13 records one of the most momentous events in Scripture–the calling of Barnabas and Saul (Paul) “for the work to which I have called them” (Acts 13:2). This calling sent them west to Cyprus and then north to Asia Minor (modern day Turkey) on what we know as “The First Missionary Journey.” The results […]

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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 blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” — Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)