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Meeting a New Worship Pastor

We have invited a perspective Worship Pastor to meet the church and to worship with us next weekend (November16-17). Out of respect for his current place of service, we will introduce him next weekend as we meet for worship. We have been praying and seeking God’s leadership since the first of July. We feel now […]

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Big Goals and Small Ones

My sermon for this weekend is from Jeremiah 29:1-14, a letter which God gave to Jeremiah to send to the people of Jerusalem who were exiled in Babylon. God told them to settle down and carry on the normal processes of life–they were going to be in Babylon a long time. He encouraged them to […]

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Some Things to Think About and Some Things to Know

As you know, we are about to enter a very important and busy time of the year. Here are some things to think about and some things to know. First, some things to think about: Are you putting your time and effort on things that matter or things that will not matter? For example, “getting […]

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Mission Work in Columbia

Do you remember when Colombia was the drug capital of the world? Do you remember when Medellin was known for murders and drug cartels? Today, the whole climate has changed, and today we have a five person mission team in Medellin helping a new evangelical church preach the gospel and reach its community. Before Glynn […]

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Sometimes You Have to Speak Up

There are times in life when you have to speak up. Some of those times are the very hardest, but they are also the most important. Jeremiah found himself in that situation as God’s prophet to the people of Jerusalem and Judah. The personality of Jeremiah is well known. He did not choose to be […]

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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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[On Not Loving the World] Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. — 1 John 2:15-16 (NIV)