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Red and Yellow, Black and White

Last week I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with my fellow Southern Baptists on the SBC Committee on Nominations. We met in Nashville because Southern Baptists chose this location years ago to put its headquarters, most likely for geographical reasons (this fact has something to do with the consideration by the convention to change […]

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It’s Here!

Martha Bailey’s new book, It Hurts But I’m Okay is available and will be released today at Martha’s regular Wednesday Bible Study at The ROC of First Baptist Church, Covington. We’re all excited about the book. I have read it, of course, and it’s very good. (I could be biased as well). This is a book […]

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You Do Not Have To Be Afraid

I have a new friend and fellow believer who is dealing with guilt from the past and fear about the future. Because of the forgiveness that comes from the work of Christ on the cross, he no longer deals with his guilt. What he hasn’t yet learned–but will quickly–is that he no longer has to […]

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Shine Like Stars

Paul’s letter to the Philippians is an amazing letter. It is amazing because of how it was written. Paul was a prisoner writing to free people. He used his incarceration to encourage the people of Philippi. Scholars call this the “Epistle of Joy.” It really is amazing, isn’t it? The man under house arrest and […]

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Correct Your Blind Spots

We all have blind spots–some are literal and some are mental, emotional, or even spiritual. This post is about both kinds. The first is about that literal blind spot, you know the one that you have in driving. It’s a persistent and dangerous problem. When you come to the point of changing lanes, you have […]

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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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Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)