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No Wonder Angels Sang

This weekend our times of worship, our Christmas Eve services, and especially Christmas day make this a wonderful and blessed weekend and week. I pray that you may have a wonderful time of worship, family, rest, and joyful activity. I pray also that this will be a time of genuine reflection where you will have […]

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Wouldn’t You Like to be Part of This?

Last week I read of an organization dedicated to taking the gospel to the nations (especially to people groups who have never heard the gospel) that did the following last year in hard to reach places: Shared the gospel with 1,623,410 people Saw 87,287 new believers come to Christ Trained 12,883 new pastors I immediately […]

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Opportunities and Blessings

Today, I want to write about two things. First, I want to remind you of the opportunities we have to worship God and to fellowship with one another during this Christmas time. Next weekend will be our Christmas musical, O Come Let Us Adore. O Come Let Us Adore is a joint effort of our […]

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Christmas Can Be Hard

Christmas can be hard. But it also can be good even when circumstances are difficult. Life is filled with difficulties. The circumstances of life sometimes make any celebration–birthdays, holidays, etc–difficult. I remember so well as a teenager when someone close to me was killed in a traffic accident. I couldn’t get over the fact that […]

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Thanksgiving is a Lot of Things, But It’s Not Easy

You can say a lot of things about Thanksgiving Day. It’s fun. It’s nice to have a day off. It’s wonderful to have family together. I love the football games. You probably have many other ideas you could add about Thanksgiving Day and being thankful. One thing you cannot say is that giving thanks is […]

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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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It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’” — Romans 14:11 (NIV)