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Lessons about Church Unity

The letters of the New Testament are filled with instructions for church unity. Paul’s letters to the churches particularly target this need for the church. One of the churches which heard much about unity was the church at Philippi. Paul addressed the issue several times, but none was as riveting as his call to two women […]

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What We Are Doing Today

I want to remind you of the significance of what we are doing today. Today, the membership of our church will vote to elect deacons who will serve the church over the next two years. At First Baptist Church, deacons are not administrators. They are leaders and servants who live as examples for the congregation […]

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I’d Rather Have Jesus

“I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;    I’d rather be His than have riches untold;    I’d rather have Jesus than houses of lands;     I’d rather be led by His nail pierced hand    Than to be the king of a vast domain and beheld in sin’s dread sway;    I’d […]

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The Blessings of the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation began five hundred years ago as a Roman Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed his “talking points” (known as his “Ninety-five Theses”) to the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. That event and the years since have been a tremendous blessing to the church. In addition to the reformation […]

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So, Where Do Baptists Come From?

Yesterday marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. October 31, 1517, a Roman Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed a set of 95 propositions to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. While he didn’t intend to start the Protestant Reformation, that was the result. You can read more about that day […]

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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)