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What Should I Do With Wisdom?

Throughout Scripture, wisdom is magnified and encouraged. Psalms, Proverbs, the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), and James are all examples of wisdom literature. God obviously wants us to hear wisdom and live by it. What should I do with wisdom? First, seek it with all your heart. God wants to give it to you. […]

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Why We Baptize in the River

Next Sunday afternoon (at 4:00 PM) the church will gather at Bogue Falaya Park in downtown Covington to participate in a time of baptism for new believers. This may seem a bit unusual because we have a beautiful baptismal pool in our new worship center, but we do it for a reason. Why baptism and […]

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Why Churches Grow

Yesterday, I had the wonderful privilege of preaching for chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. It’s always an enjoyable experience to preach in chapel, especially in the first week of classes when students are fresh and eager. After chapel, we had lunch with President Kelley and several faculty members. It was a warm informal […]

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Do We Have An Example for Love and Kindness?

Is there an example we could use to describe how Christians should get along – – even Christians with wide differences? Sometimes it seems that we are widely divided and can’t get together. We struggle with matters of doctrine – – even those which are clearly biblical. Culture and customs seem to always divide us. […]

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Getting Along in the Church

Scripture is powerful, helpful, instructive, and interesting. One of the things that makes it interesting is how it is put together and what you find in different parts of Scripture. I find it interesting that the word “church“ is found only two times in the four Gospels. Both are found in the Gospel of Matthew. […]

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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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So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)