‘Lagniappe’



Would You Like to Help New Churches?

Would you like to help start churches in Louisiana, especially in the southern part of the state where the need is the greatest? Would you like to start churches that reach the ethnic groups of the state? Would you like to help churches refocus their emphasis on the youngest generation among us? All of that […]

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Why Churches Do Well

I am fascinated with churches. I always have been. One of the things I often ask is, “Why do churches do well?” Over the years I have preached sermons (based on Scripture, of course) with titles such as “Why Good Things Happen at Church.” Why do churches do well? Let me give three very general […]

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Congregational Meeting #3 2019

Our third congregational meeting for the year 2019 will be held this weekend (Sunday, September 8 at 6:00 pm) in Central Hall. Our congregational meetings are important times for us. Our by-laws and our church culture calls for transparency in our meetings. For this reason and because we are congregationally governed, I hope you will […]

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We All Fear Something

Fear is universal. We all fear something. The man of God is not any different. Jeremiah dealt with fear just as you and I do. When God set apart Jeremiah to serve Him, Jeremiah protested that he could not speak because of his youth. God told him not to say that he was a youth, […]

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Why I Hate to See August Go

I suppose I really have many reasons to hang on to the month of August, but I want to give you reasons from a church standpoint of why I hate to see the calendar turn from August to September. This has been the best monthly attendance in the history of the church. This is both […]

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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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Verse of the Day

When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” — Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV)