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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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What the Church Gives

“The local church is the only organization I know that will provide all that it offers, for free, for anyone, for as long as they want”–Dan Reiland. The more I read that quote Thursday morning, the more significant it became for me. The church really is what Dan Reiland said. It really is the only […]

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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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For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. — Psalm 14:1 (NIV)