‘Lagniappe’



Don’t Get Tired

The Bible tells us not to get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up (Galatians 6:9). Those words could have been written for our current capital campaign and building expansion. We have already opened a major part of our building. If you have visited the […]

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The God of Amazing

There’s a wonderful new worship song entitled ‘The God of Amazing” by Benji Cowart and Michael Farren. The lyrics go like this: You’re the God of Amazing  You’re the God of what cannot be explained  You’re the God who delights to be more  Than we’ve ever hoped for  There’s no end to the power of […]

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I Thank My God

When Paul wrote to the church at Philippi he began by expressing his thanks to the church. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians […]

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Church Security

I well remember when and why First Baptist Church, Covington, began church security. It was in the 1990’s long before we moved to our present location in 2001. The incident that precipitated our decision to establish security measures–both internal and external–was a shooting at a Baptist church in Fort Worth, Texas, on a Wednesday night. […]

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What We Are Doing Today

I want to remind you of the significance of what we are doing today. Today, the membership of our church will vote to elect deacons who will serve the church over the next two years. At First Baptist Church, deacons are not administrators. They are leaders and servants who live as examples for the congregation […]

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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

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. — Romans 13:9-10 (NIV)