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August @ FBC

Mark Your Calendar! Public schools begin in less than a month. It’s time to get back on a schedule and look at the opportunities that a new school year brings. I hope that you will make this August like the beginning of the new year—a time to reflect about where we are in our relationship […]

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Pulling On a String

Recently, I read a fascinating story about the first suspension bridge constructed across the magnificent Niagara River Gorge.  The gorge is 825 feet across–and worse–200 feet straight down.  It was pre-1850 and all suspension bridges were suspect.  Even small bridges collapsed under the weight of light traffic, some carrying no more than humans and cattle. But […]

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Why You “Must” Renew Your Mind (Part Two)

How do we respond to God’s great purpose to conform us to the image of His own dear Son? Can anything match the importance of becoming like Christ? We are to have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5-11). How does this occur? Paul called the church at Rome (and us) to go on being transformed […]

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Don’t Spend Time–Invest It

Several years ago, one of the WWII veterans in our church told me how he saw the Christian faith. He said something like this: “when I look at the Scripture and the teaching of the Christian faith, I see that it is a very reasonable faith.” That’s the same way that Paul saw the Christian […]

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Goals for Renew and Refresh

First Baptist Church has graciously allowed us to take time away during July to rest and refresh. The church allows us to determine when we take the time away. They only had one requirement when they instituted the policy–don’t be gone during the height of hurricane season! I appreciate those who will be leading the […]

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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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For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, — Philippians 1:29 (NIV)