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Why Baptism Matters

Years ago, I made a commitment to lead First Baptist Church according to the teaching of the New Testament. This means that we emphasize and encourage baptism as an essential aspect of a life of obedience to Christ. I also made a commitment to give the church the reasons why we do things the way […]

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Flying Upside Down

This summer, we had the joy of watching the Blue Angels perform at their home base of Pensacola, Florida. It was a great experience. What made this so much more special was that we watched from offshore aboard a ship. My favorite maneuver is when the jets turn straight up. A normal plane can’t make […]

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Repentance Gets A Bad Rap

Repentance gets a bad rap. We all know why. First, there is the public perception of repentance. We have all seen the preacher on the street corner calling for repentance or the automobile with “repent!” written all over it. Worst still is the cartoon of a man wearing a sandwich board calling for repentance. People […]

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Learning to Feed Yourself

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with a young woman who is a new believer.  We discussed a number of issues in her life, including dealing with anxiety.  She wanted help in dealing with her anxiety and handling the other issues.  She basically wanted to know how to get more out of her new faith. […]

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A Checklist for Taking the Next Step

During that brief time in my life when I flew a private plane, we always used a checklist to make sure that everything checked out. After all, you never wanted to hear or think “oops” in the cockpit. You will be happy to know that a checklist is standard practice for the most accomplished airline […]

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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 to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)